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cross-fertilize in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcross-fertilizeˌcross-ˈfertilize (also cross-fertilise British English) verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 HBPto combine the male sex cells from one type of plant with female sex cells from another2 IDEAto influence someone or something with ideas from other areas 🔊 In a university students live together, encourage, support, and cross-fertilise each other.cross-fertilization noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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cross-fertilizeWe hope to cross-fertilize the company with the expertise we've gained from other industries.