chasmogamous

chasmogamous

[kaz-mog-uh-muhs]
adjective Botany.
pertaining to or having pollination occur in a fully opened flower.
Compare cleistogamous.


Origin:
1955–60

chasmogamy, noun
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chasmogamy (kæzˈmɒɡəmɪ)
 
n
botany Compare cleistogamy the production of flowers that open, so as to expose the reproductive organs and allow cross-pollination
 
[C20: from New Latin (flores) chasmogami from Greek khasmachasm + -gamy]
 
chas'mogamous
 
adj

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