pollination

[ pol-uh-ney-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF pollination
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POLLINATION

Every fruit and nut grower should know the simple theory of pollination.

Pollination: the act of carrying pollen from stamens to pistils.

By pollination we mean the transfer of pollen from an anther to the stigma of a flower.

Pollination is no doubt an important factor in productiveness, size, quality, and form.

If style is too short, pollination may fail; also, if too long.

Page 103: The term 'pollenization' may be a substitute for 'pollenation' or 'pollination'.

Pollination, the transfer of pollen from stamens to pistils.

He learned a lesson of pollination, but at the expense of the corn crop.

The work of pollination is best performed in bright, sunny weather when the pollen is very dry.

He describes in the Notulae his observations on the ovules and pollination of various Coniferae and Gnetaceae.

WORD ORIGIN

1872, from older French pollination, noun of action formed 1812 from pollin-, stem of Latin pollen (see pollen). Replaced in Modern French by pollinisation .

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR POLLINATION

fertilization

nounimpregnation of the ovum
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