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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.
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Compare cleistogamous.

Origin of chasmogamous

First recorded in 1955–60
Related formschas·mog·a·my, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chasmogamy

chasmogamy

noun
  1. botany the production of flowers that open, so as to expose the reproductive organs and allow cross-pollinationCompare cleistogamy
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Derived Formschasmogamous, adjective

Word Origin

C20: from New Latin (flores) chasmogami from Greek khasma chasm + -gamy
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