noun chas·mog·a·my \kazˈmägəmē\

Definition of chasmogamy



  1. :  the opening of the perianth at maturity for the purpose of fertilization (as in most flowers) — compare cleistogamy

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Origin and Etymology of chasmogamy

International Scientific Vocabulary chasm- (from Greek chasma opening) + -o- + -gamy

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capable of being understood in two ways

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