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self-compatible

[ self-kuhm-pat-uh-buhl ]
/ ˌsɛlf kəmˈpæt ə bəl /
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adjective Botany.
(of a plant species or cultivar) able to be fertilized by its own pollen.
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Origin of self-compatible

First recorded in 1915–20; self- + compatible (in the sense “capable of cross-pollinating”)

OTHER WORDS FROM self-compatible

self-com·pat·i·bil·i·ty [self-kuhm-pat-uh-bil-i-tee], /ˌsɛlf kəmˌpæt əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-compatible

self-compatible

adjective
(of a plant) capable of self-fertilization

Derived forms of self-compatible

self-compatibility, noun
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