Pronunciation: (ô-tog'u-mē), [key]
1. Bot.pollination of the ovules of a flower by its own pollen; self-fertilization (opposed to allogamy).
2. Biol.conjugation in an individual organism by division of its nucleus into two parts that in turn reunite to form a zygote.
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