fer·til·iza·tion /ˌfɝtḷəˈzeʃən/ 名詞
1. The act or process of rendering fertile.
2. Biol. 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.
Close fertilization Bot., the fertilization of pistils by pollen derived from the stamens of the same blossom.
Cross fertilization, fertilization by pollen from some other blossom. See under Cross, a.
n 1: creation by the physical union of male and female gametes;
of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a
plant [syn: fertilisation, fecundation, impregnation]
2: making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure [syn: fertilisation,