[kaz-mog-uh-muh s]

adjective Botany.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chasmogamous

Historical Examples of chasmogamous

  • 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