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Fertilize

Definition

verb

(biology) To fecundate; to render fertile or make (a female) capable of producing an offspring.

(agriculture) To supply or provide with nourishment, e.g. fertilizer and other nutrients, so as to make fruitful or productive.


Supplement

Word origin: From fertile ยป late ME (< MF) < L fertilis, fruitful, akin to ferre, to bear.

Variant: fertilise. Related forms: fertile (noun), fertilization (noun), fertilizational (adjective).

Synonym: fecundate, fecundify.


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Need some help in this bio question

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mitosis and miosis

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by CaptainCovalency
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:58 am
 
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How does seeds formed after pollination?

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