cross-pollinate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] biology 

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present tense
I/you/we/theycross-pollinate
he/she/itcross-pollinates
present participlecross-pollinating
past tensecross-pollinated
past participlecross-pollinated
  1. to use the pollen from one plant to fertilize the flowers of another, or to be fertilized in this way
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derived word

cross-pollination

noun [uncountable]
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