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.

Nearby words

  1. xenocrates,
  2. xenocratic,
  3. xenocryst,
  4. xenocurrency,
  5. xenodiagnosis,
  6. xenogeneic,
  7. xenogenesis,
  8. xenogenetic,
  9. xenogenic,
  10. xenogeny

Compare geitonogamy.

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 Formsxenogamous, adjective

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