fecundation :

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  • 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
  • n  making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure

  • Ignorant in most things (he once forbade the artificial fecundation of date palms, precipitating a famine), he violated Arabian chivalry by employing his brains in war; adopted .
  • The Kindia experiments, in cross-breeding apes and humans by arti- ficial fecundationgorillas with Negroes, orang-outangs with Ori- entals, chimpanzees with whites were .
  • Lack of sunshine prevented proper fecundation, resulting in a crop that is little more than half the size of 1977's.

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