cross-fer·til·i·za·tion (krôs′fûr′tl-ĭ-zāshən, krŏs′-)
1. Fertilization by the union of gametes from different individuals, sometimes of different varieties or species. Also called allogamy.
2. Mutual exchange, as between dissimilar concepts, cultures, or classifications, that enhances understanding or produces something beneficial.
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