angiosperm


an·gio·sperm

noun \ˈan-jē-ə-ˌspərm\

Definition of ANGIOSPERM

:  any of a class (Angiospermae) or division (Magnoliophyta) of vascular plants (as magnolias, grasses, oaks, roses, and daisies) that have the ovules and seeds enclosed in an ovary, form the embryo and endosperm by double fertilization, and typically have each flower surrounded by a perianth composed of two sets of floral envelopes comprising the calyx and corolla —called also flowering plant
an·gio·sper·mous \ˌan-jē-ə-ˈspər-məs\ adjective

Origin of ANGIOSPERM

ultimately from New Latin angi- + Greek sperma seed — more at sperm
First Known Use: circa 1828

Rhymes with ANGIOSPERM

an·gio·sperm

noun \ˈan-jē-ə-ˌspərm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANGIOSPERM

: any of a class (Angiospermae) of vascular plants (as orchids or roses) that have the seeds in a closed ovary and include the monocotyledons and dicotyledons—compare gymnosperm
an·gio·sper·mous \ˌan-jē-ə-ˈspər-məs\ adjective

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