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POLLINATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pollination mean? 

POLLINATION (noun)
  The noun POLLINATION has 1 sense:

1. transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant

  Familiarity information: POLLINATION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLLINATION (noun)


Sense 1pollination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

pollenation; pollination

Hypernyms ("pollination" is a kind of...):

fecundation; fertilisation; fertilization; impregnation (creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pollination"):

cross-pollination (fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another)

self-pollination (fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of the same flower)


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