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for Illegitimate fertilization
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Illegitimate \Il`le*git"i*mate\, a.
1. Not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful;
2. Unlawfully begotten; born out of wedlock; bastard; as, an
3. Not legitimately deduced or inferred; illogical; as, an
4. Not authorized by good usage; not genuine; spurious; as,
an illegitimate word.
Illegitimate fertilization, or Illegitimate union (Bot.),
the fertilization of pistils by stamens not of their own
length, in heterogonously dimorphic and trimorphic
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