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phanerogam

[fan-er-uh-gam] /ˈfæn ər əˌgæm/
noun, Botany
1.
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
1860-1865
1860-65; < Neo-Latin phanerogamus, equivalent to Greek phaneró(s) visible + -gamos -gamous
Related forms
phanerogamic, phanerogamous
[fan-uh-rog-uh-muh s] /ˌfæn əˈrɒg ə məs/ (Show IPA),
phanerogamian
[fan-er-uh-gey-mee-uh n] /ˌfæn ər əˈgeɪ mi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
phanerogamy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phanerogamous

phanerogam

/ˈfænərəʊˌɡæm/
noun
1.
any plant of the former major division Phanerogamae, which included all seed-bearing plants Now called spermatophyte Compare cryptogam
Derived Forms
phanerogamic, phanerogamous (ˌfænəˈrɒɡəməs) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin phanerogamus, from Greek phaneros visible +gamos marriage
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