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Related to chasmogamy: cleistogamy, dichogamy


Of or relating to a flower that is pollinated after it opens.

[Greek khasma, an opening + -gamous.]

chas·mog′a·my n.


(Botany) botany the production of flowers that open, so as to expose the reproductive organs and allow cross-pollination. Compare cleistogamy
[C20: from New Latin (flores) chasmogami from Greek khasma chasm + -gamy]
chasˈmogamous adj
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