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chasmogamy

/ (kæzˈmɒɡəmɪ) /
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noun
botany the production of flowers that open, so as to expose the reproductive organs and allow cross-pollinationCompare cleistogamy
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Derived forms of chasmogamy

chasmogamous, adjective

Word Origin for chasmogamy

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