chasmogamous

[kaz-mog-uh-muh s]
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adjective Botany.

pertaining to or having pollination occur in a fully opened flower.

Nearby words

  1. chasidic,
  2. chasidim,
  3. chasing,
  4. chasles,
  5. chasm,
  6. chasmogamy,
  7. chasse,
  8. chasse gardée,
  9. chassepot,
  10. chasseur

Compare cleistogamous.

Origin of chasmogamous

First recorded in 1955–60

Related formschas·mog·a·my, noun

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Examples from the Web for 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