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cleistogamous

adjective cleis·tog·a·mous \klī-ˈstä-gə-məs\

Definition of CLEISTOGAMOUS

:  characterized by or being small inconspicuous closed self-pollinating flowers additional to and often more fruitful than showier ones on the same plant <violets are cleistogamous>
cleis·tog·a·mous·ly \klī-ˈstä-gə-məs-lē\ adverb
cleis·tog·a·my \-ˈstä-gə-mē\ noun

Variants of CLEISTOGAMOUS

cleis·tog·a·mous also cleis·to·gam·ic \ˌklī-stə-ˈga-mik\

Origin of CLEISTOGAMOUS

Greek kleistos closed (from kleiein to close) + International Scientific Vocabulary -gamous — more at clavicle
First Known Use: 1874

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