Definitions of fertilization

  1. making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act or process of rendering fertile. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act or process or making fruitful; enrichment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Fecundation. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. The process of rendering fertile; fecundation or impregnation, as of plants. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The orderly and intimate union of male and female pronuclei ; the process of pollination. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  9. The act or process of rendering fertile or capable of developing into a new and fully-developed organism; as F. of ova. na
  10. Impregnation; fecundation. American pocket medical dictionary.
  11. See fecundation. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  12. n. The act or process of rendering fertile;—the process by which the pollen renders the ovule fertile. Cabinet Dictionary