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chasmogamous

[ kaz-mog-uh-muhs ]
/ kæzˈmɒg ə məs /
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adjective Botany.
pertaining to or having pollination occur in a fully opened flower.
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Origin of chasmogamous

First recorded in 1955–60

OTHER WORDS FROM chasmogamous

chas·mog·a·my, noun

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How to use chasmogamous in a sentence

  • 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
  • His view that cleistogamous flowers are derived from originally chasmogamous flowers has been confirmed by more recent researches.

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
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