The process by which plant pollen is transferred from the male reproductive organs to the female reproductive organs to form seeds. In flowering plants, pollen is transferred from the anther to the stigma, often by the wind or by insects. In cone-bearing plants, male cones release pollen that is usually borne by the wind to the ovules of female cones.
Internal self-fertilization in algae, fungi, protozoans, etc. by the fusion of gametes or nuclei within the same individual
, a close synonym for
, more often carries connotations of rapid production or reproduction and is often derogatory a prolific species, a prolific writer
specifically suggests the bearing of much fruit, but it is also used to imply fertility (of soil or plants) or to that which produces favorable or profitable results, etc.
implies the abundant production of offspring or fruit, or, figuratively, of creations of the mind
implies a producing, or the power of producing, fruit or offspring, and may be used figuratively of the mind
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