fertilization fertilization  /ˌfɜr tə lɪ ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
  2. (n) making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure


  1. Five days after fertilization, the donor's uterus was flushed with a nutrient solution and the embryo was recovered and implanted in the infertile woman's uterus.
  2. A new procedure boosts the odds of a successful in vitro fertilization.
  3. The mother has only Xs to offer, so the balance of power lies with the father--specifically with his sperm, which brings either an X or a Y to the fertilization party.


  1. Iron fertilization, process of putting iron into ocean to help capture carbon, could backfire

    A study suggests that iron fertilization, the process of putting iron into the ocean to encourage the growth of carbon dioxide capturing alga blooms, could backfire.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Questions rise about seeding for ocean C02 sequestration

    ( DOE/Argonne National Laboratory ) A study suggests that iron fertilization, the process of putting iron into the ocean to encourage the growth of C02 capturing alga blooms, could backfire.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Positive Virtus float breathes life into Australian IPO market

    By Jane Wardell and Jackie Range SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Virtus Health Ltd became the first in-vitro fertilization company in the world to list, hitting the boards at a 7 percent premium to its offer price and sparking hope of renewed life in the country's stalled initial public offering market. The float is the largest on the Australian exchange so far this year and the biggest private ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. Addressing the objection that ESC research requires harvesting cells from and destroying innocent human life, Sen. Obama explained that "hundreds of thousands of embryos stored in the US in in-vitro fertilization clinics will not be used for...
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Lifesite

  2. "Yes," Romney responded, "those embryos that are referred to commonly as surplus embryos from in-vitro fertilization."
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: LifeNews.com

  3. "If we choose as a human society to fertilize areas of the oceans, these are the places that probably would get a lot more bang for the buck in terms of iron fertilization than we would at high latitudes," Capone said.
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Al Capone Source: AFP

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