fertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, dressing
Meaning: making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
fertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, impregnation
Meaning: creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
Adrian was an authority on the fertilization of orchids.
This process is called fertilization, conception or impregnation.
If fertilization takes place, the fertilized ovule or ovum will cling to the lining of the womb and there gather its nourishment. If fertilization does not take place, the ovum passes out of the body and the uterus throws off its surplus blood supply.