cleisto-

combining form
variants: or before vowels

cleist-

less commonly

clisto-

or before vowels

clist-

Definition of cleisto-

  1. :  closed cleistocarp cleistogamy

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Origin and Etymology of cleisto-

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


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