gymnospermous

[ jim-nuh-spur-muhs ]
/ ˌdʒɪm nəˈspɜr məs /

adjective Botany.

of or relating to a gymnosperm; having exposed or naked seeds.

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Also gym·no·sperm·al [jim-nuh-spur-muhl], /ˌdʒɪm nəˈspɜr məl/, gym·no·sperm·ic [jim-nuh-spur-mik]. /ˌdʒɪm nəˈspɜr mɪk/.

Origin of gymnospermous

1720–30; <New Latin gymnospermus<Greek gymnóspermos.See gymno-, -spermous
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