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autogamy

au·tog·a·my

autogamy

 
pronunciation:
o ta g mi
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in botany, self-fertilization, as of a flower with its own pollen.
definition 2: in biology, self-fertilization by the reuniting of two nuclei that originated in the splitting of a single nucleus, as in certain protozoa, algae, and fungi.
derivations: autogamic (adj.), autogamous (adj.)
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The word autogamy contains the following parts:
gam, gamo, -gamy Greek root that means marriage