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self-incompatible

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

First recorded in 1915–20; self- + incompatible

OTHER WORDS FROM self-incompatible

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

self-incompatible

adjective
(of a plant) incapable of self-fertilization because its own pollen is prevented from germinating on the stigma or the pollen tube is blocked before it reaches the egg cell

Derived forms of self-incompatible

self-incompatibility, noun
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