Definition of self-compatible in English:

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self-compatible

adjective

Botany
(Of a plant or species) able to be fertilized by its own pollen.
Example sentences
  • However, there are a significant number of exceptions to the UI ‘rule’ that pistils of self-incompatible taxa inhibit pollen from self-compatible taxa.
  • Furthermore, seeds produced by female plants are the result of outcrossing with males, but seeds produced on hermaphrodite plants may be the result of selfing, if this species is self-compatible.
  • Despite being a self-compatible species, self-pollination is rare.

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