phanerogam

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noun phan·er·o·gam \ˈfa-nə-rə-ˌgam, fə-ˈner-ə-\

Definition of phanerogam

  1. :  a seed plant or flowering plant :  spermatophyte

Origin and Etymology of phanerogam

French phanérogame, ultimately from Greek phaneros visible (from phainein) + gamos marriage


First Known Use: 1861


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