autogamy[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
Origin of autogamyauto- + -gamy
a. Fertilization of a flower by its own pollen.
b. The union of nuclei within and arising from a single cell, as in certain protozoans and fungi.
- au′to·gam′ic , au·tog′a·mous
auto- + -gamy