cross-fertilization

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cross- +‎ fertilization

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cross-fertilization (countable and uncountable, plural cross-fertilizations)

  1. Fertilization by the union of gametes of different plants (sometimes of different species).
  2. (by extension) The mutual exchange of ideas or concepts from different fields for mutual benefit.

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