[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

British Dictionary definitions for chasmogamy



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

Word Origin for chasmogamy

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