(ô täg′ə mē)
- self-fertilization, as in a flower receiving pollen from its own stamens
- internal self-fertilization in algae, fungi, protozoans, etc. by the fusion of gametes or nuclei within the same individual
auto- + -gamy
See autogamy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Botany Self-fertilization in plants.
- Biology The union of nuclei within and arising from a single cell, as in certain protozoans and fungi.
- auˌto·gamˈic (ôˌtō-gămˈĭk), au·togˈa·mous adjective
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