Definition of self-fertilizing in US English:

self-fertilizing

(British self-fertilising)

adjective

Biology
  • (of a plant or invertebrate animal) able to be fertilized by its own pollen or sperm rather than that of another individual.

    ‘wild barley is predominantly self-fertilizing’
    ‘a self-fertilizing black snail’

Pronunciation

self-fertilizing

/ˌsɛlfˈfərd(ə)lˌaɪzɪŋ//ˌselfˈfərd(ə)lˌīziNG/