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fertilization British & World English

The action or process of fertilizing an egg or a female animal or plant, involving the fusion of male and female gametes to form a zygote

fertilization English Thesaurus

the sex of the embryo is determined at fertilization

self-fertilization British & World English

The fertilization of plants and some invertebrate animals by their own pollen or sperm rather than that of another individual

in vitro fertilization British & World English

A medical procedure whereby an egg is fertilized by sperm in a test tube or elsewhere outside the body