Etymology
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fertilization (n.)
1857, noun of action from fertilize, or else from French fertilisation.
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fertilisation (n.)
chiefly British English spelling of fertilization. For spelling, see -ize.
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autogamy (n.)
"self-fertilization," 1877, from auto- "self" + -gamy "fertilization." Related: Autogamous (1880).
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xenogamy (n.)
"fertilization by pollen from a different plant," 1877, from xeno- "strange, foreign" + -gamy "fertilization." Related: Xenogamous.
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hybridization (n.)

"cross-fertilization, cross-breeding; act or process of hybridizing; state of being hybridized," 1824, noun of action from hybridize.

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-gamy 
word-forming element meaning "marriage" in anthropology and "fertilization" in biology, from Greek -gamia, from gamos "marriage" (see gamete).
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parthenogenesis (n.)

"reproduction without fertilization or sexual union," 1849, from Greek parthenos "a virgin," a word of unknown origin, + -genesis "birth, origin, creation." Related: Parthenogenetic.

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pollinate (v.)

"put pollen upon for the sake of fertilization," 1873, a back formation from pollination, or else from pollin-, stem of Latin pollen (see pollen) + -ate (2). Related: Pollinated; pollinating.

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pollination (n.)

in botany, "the supplying of pollen to a female organ; act of pollinating," especially "fertilization of plants by the agency of insects," 1872, from older French pollination, noun of action formed 1812 from pollin-, stem of Latin pollen (see pollen). Also pollenation. Replaced in Modern French by pollinisation.

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