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xenogamy

[ zuh-nog-uh-mee ]
/ zəˈnɒg ə mi /
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noun Botany.

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

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Origin of xenogamy

First recorded in 1875–80; xeno- + -gamy
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British Dictionary definitions for xenogamy

xenogamy
/ (zɛˈnɒɡəmɪ) /

noun

botany another name for cross-fertilization

Derived forms of xenogamy

xenogamous, adjective
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