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gymnospermous

[jim-nuh-spur-muh s] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈspɜr məs/
adjective, Botany
1.
of or relating to a gymnosperm; having exposed or naked seeds.
Also, gymnospermal
[jim-nuh-spur-muh l] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈspɜr məl/ (Show IPA),
gymnospermic
[jim-nuh-spur-mik] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈspɜr mɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < New Latin gymnospermus < Greek gymnóspermos. See gymno-, -spermous
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