Definition of cross-fertilization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -isation) noun
    ; NAmE
    [uncountable, singular]
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  1. 1cross-fertilization (between A and B) (biology) a situation in which plants cross-fertilize cross-fertilization between GM crops and conventional varieties
  2. 2cross-fertilization (between A and B) a mixing of ideas from different areas that help something to develop in a positive way cross-fertilization between different departments of the museum