There are 2 definitions of xenia in English:


Syllabification: xe·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˈzēnēə


The influence or effect of pollen on the endosperm or embryo, resulting in hybrid characteristics in form, color, etc., of the derived seed.
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  • This phenomenon of pollen affecting fruit characteristics has been known as xenia.
  • Taking full advantage of the glut, the flower-like polyps of xenia soft corals pulsated as they fed on the zooplankton delivered by the currents.
  • Xenia describes any immediate effect a pollen grain has on the germ or endosperm of seed plants.

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There are 2 definitions of xenia in English:


Syllabification: Xe·nia
Pronunciation: /ˈzēnyə
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