geitonogamy

[ gahyt-n-og-uh-mee ]
/ ˌgaɪt nˈɒg ə mi /

noun Botany.

pollination of a flower by pollen from another flower on the same plant.

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Origin of geitonogamy

1875–80; <Greek geitono- (stem of geítōn) neighbor + -gamy

OTHER WORDS FROM geitonogamy

gei·to·nog·a·mous, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for geitonogamy

  • Has this method, which is spoken of as Geitonogamy, the same influence as crossing with pollen from another plant?

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others

British Dictionary definitions for geitonogamy

geitonogamy
/ (ˌɡaɪtəˈnɒɡəmɪ) /

noun

botany the transfer of pollen to a stigma of a different flower on the same plant

Word Origin for geitonogamy

C19: from Greek geitōn neighbour + -gamy
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