Definitions for fertilizationˌfɜr tl əˈzeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fer•ti•li•za•tionˌfɜr tl əˈzeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. an act, process, or instance of fertilizing.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  2. the state of being fertilized.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  3. the union of male and female gametic nuclei.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  4. the enrichment of soil, as for the production of crops.

    Category: Agriculture

Origin of fertilization:

1855–60

fer`ti•li•za′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, impregnation(noun)

    creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant

  2. fertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, dressing(noun)

    making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure

Wiktionary

  1. fertilization(Noun)

    The act or process of rendering fertile.

  2. fertilization(Noun)

    The act of fecundating or impregnating animal or vegetable gametes; esp., the process by which in flowers the pollen renders the ovule fertile, or an analogous process in flowerless plants; fecundation; impregnation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fertilization(noun)

    the act or process of rendering fertile

  2. Fertilization(noun)

    the act of fecundating or impregnating animal or vegetable germs; esp., the process by which in flowers the pollen renders the ovule fertile, or an analogous process in flowerless plants; fecundation; impregnation

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fertilization

    The fusion of a spermatozoon (SPERMATOZOA) with an OVUM thus resulting in the formation of a ZYGOTE.

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