cross-pol·li·na·tion (kraws-pol-uh-ney-shuhn) n.
1. The transfer of pollen from an anther of the flower of one plant to a stigma of the flower of another plant. Most plants reproduce by cross-pollination, which increases the genetic diversity of a population
2. Influence or inspiration between or among diverse elements; a sharing or interchange of knowledge, ideas, etc., as for mutual enrichment.