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xenogamy

[zuh-nog-uh-mee]
noun Botany.
  1. pollination of the stigma of a flower by pollen from a flower on another plant.
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Compare geitonogamy.

Origin of xenogamy

First recorded in 1875–80; xeno- + -gamy
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Historical Examples of xenogamy

  • I wish that I had used some such terms as autogamy, xenogamy, etc..

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British Dictionary definitions for xenogamy

xenogamy

noun
  1. botany another name for cross-fertilization
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Derived Formsxenogamous, adjective
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