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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
fructification (plural fructifications)
- (botany) The act of forming or producing fruit; the act of fructifying, or rendering productive of fruit; fecundation.
2012, V. Rybacek, Hop Production, page 104:
- In nature, the wild hop is usually shadowed during its growing period by bushes and trees, and it is only those aboveground parts which are intensively illuminated which pass into fructification period.
2013, Martin Aluja, Fruit Flies: Biology and Management, page 384:
- Lucuma salicifolia (canistal) and Micropholis mexicana (wild apricot) are the most infested fruit species. They have a very short fructification period.
2014, Victor R. Preedy, Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention, page 43:
- Studying the duration of the flowering-fructification period among interspecific first-generation back-cross progenies of African species showed that this trait is positively correlated (r=0.78) with 100-seed weight and caffeine content.
- (botany) The collective organs by which a plant produces its fruit, or seeds, or reproductive spores.
1824, Robert Kaye Greville, Flora Edinensis: Or, A Description of Plants Growing Near Edinburgh, page 332:
- The fructification is liable to become very convex in age.
1836, William Paul Crillon Barton, Elements of Botany, page 89:
- The essence of the fructification consists in the flower and the fruit.
2012, Sergei Meyen, Fundamentals of Palaeobotany, page 380:
- Postheterotopic transformations played a great role in the evolution of fructifications. The formation of specialized seed-like sporophylls in the Lepidocarpaceae, of strobilar fructifications in the Noeggerathiales, of various capsules and other seed-bearing organs of many gymnosperms belong here.