cleisto-

combining form
variants: or before vowels cleist- or less commonly clisto- or before vowels clist-

Definition of cleisto-

: closed cleistocarp cleistogamy

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History and Etymology for cleisto-

Greek kleistós, klēistós, kleïstós (verbal adjective of kleíō, kleîn “to shut, close, bar”) + -o-

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“Cleisto-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cleisto-. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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