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chasmogamous

[kaz-mog-uh-muh s] /kæzˈmɒg ə məs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
pertaining to or having pollination occur in a fully opened flower.
Compare cleistogamous.
Origin of chasmogamous
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60
Related forms
chasmogamy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chasmogamy

chasmogamy

/kæzˈmɒɡəmɪ/
noun
1.
(botany) the production of flowers that open, so as to expose the reproductive organs and allow cross-pollination Compare cleistogamy
Derived Forms
chasmogamous, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin (flores) chasmogami from Greek khasmachasm + -gamy
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