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chasmogamous

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

Origin of chasmogamous

First recorded in 1955–60
Related formschas·mog·a·my, noun
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Historical Examples

  • 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