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Definitions and Synonyms of cross-fertilization | Another word for cross-fertilization | What is cross-fertilization?

Definition 1: interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cross-fertilization or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts

Synonyms for cross-fertilization in the sense of this definition

(cross-fertilization is a kind of ...) mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)

Definition 2: fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for cross-fertilization in the sense of this definition

(cross-fertilization is a kind of ...) creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant

(... is a kind of cross-fertilization ) cross-fertilization in plants

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