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chasmogamous

[kaz-mog-uh-muh s] /kæzˈmɒg ə məs/
adjective, Botany
1.
pertaining to or having pollination occur in a fully opened flower.
Compare cleistogamous.
Origin of chasmogamous
1955-1960
1955-60
Related forms
chasmogamy, noun
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  • Almost all these plants, as Darwin pointed out, have also chasmogamous flowers which render cross-fertilisation possible.

    Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others

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