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cross-fer·ti·lize

cross-fertilize

 
pronunciation:
kraws fuhr t laIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cross-fertilizes, cross-fertilizing, cross-fertilized
definition: to fertilize by pollen, sperm, or another male gamete from a different individual, or with different genes or from a different species.
derivation: cross-fertilization (n.)