phanerogamic

phanerogam

[fan-er-uh-gam]
noun Botany.
any of the Phanerogamia, a former primary division of plants comprising those having reproductive organs; a flowering plant or seed plant (opposed to cryptogam ).

Origin:
1860–65; < Neo-Latin phanerogamus, equivalent to Greek phaneró(s) visible + -gamos -gamous

phanerogamic, phanerogamous [fan-uh-rog-uh-muhs] , phanerogamian [fan-er-uh-gey-mee-uhn] , adjective
phanerogamy, noun
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phanerogam (ˈfænərəʊˌɡæm)
 
n
Now called spermatophyte Compare cryptogam any plant of the former major division Phanerogamae, which included all seed-bearing plants
 
[C19: from New Latin phanerogamus, from Greek phaneros visible +gamos marriage]
 
phanero'gamic
 
adj
 
phanerogamous
 
adj

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