Definition Of fertilization

noun

the action or process of fertilizing an egg, female animal, or plant, involving the fusion of male and female gametes to form a zygote.

The embryos of all sexually reproducing organisms develop from a single cell, formed by the fusion of a male and a female gamete at fertilization .

Example Of fertilization

  • Adequate fertilization is an economical practice for increasing pasture production.

  • After several bouts of egg laying and fertilization , the female departs with fertilized eggs which she broods in her mouth.

  • Bermudagrass is highly responsive to fertilization with N and can be an important and valuable cash crop.

  • Deciding to perform fall fertilization , or deciding not to, presents risks and benefits that must be considered.

  • During these two to three weeks after fertilization , the male will protect the nest and guard the eggs with great fierceness.


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