angiosperm

noun an·gio·sperm \ ˈan-jē-ə-ˌspərm \

Definition of angiosperm

: any of a class (Angiospermae) or division (Magnoliophyta) of vascular plants (such 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

angiospermous

play \ˌan-jē-ə-ˈspər-məs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of angiosperm

ultimately from New Latin angi- + Greek sperma seed — more at sperm


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angiosperm

noun an·gio·sperm \ ˈan-jē-ə-ˌspərm \

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

angiospermous

play \ˌan-jē-ə-ˈspər-məs\ adjective

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