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 (făn′ər-ə-găm′, fə-nâr′ə-)
A plant that produces seeds.

[New Latin phanerogamus : Greek phaneros, visible (from phainein, to cause to appear; see bhā- in Indo-European roots) + Greek gamos, marriage; see -gamous.]

phan′er·o·gam′ic, phan′er·og′a·mous (făn′ə-rŏg′ə-məs) adj.
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(Plants) any plant of the former major division Phanerogamae, which included all seed-bearing plants. Now called spermatophyte Compare cryptogam
[C19: from New Latin phanerogamus, from Greek phaneros visible +gamos marriage]
ˌphaneroˈgamic, phanerogamous adj
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phanerogam - plant that reproduces by means of seeds not sporesphanerogam - plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores
seedling - young plant or tree grown from a seed
balsam - any seed plant yielding balsam
gymnosperm - plants of the class Gymnospermae having seeds not enclosed in an ovary
angiosperm, flowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovary
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
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Capparidaceae are a vast family of phanerogam gymnosperm dialypetalae plant species.
Studies on the bioactive properties of Moringa seeds highlight multiple uses of this phanerogam, for example, turbidity removal of contaminated water by coagulation [16], biosorption of heavy metals in effluents [17], anti-inflammatory [18], and antibacterial activity against S.
This study aims to assess, for the first time, the metal contamination of the Gulf of Annaba by the zinc, copper, chromium and nickel using the bioindicator species: marine phanerogam P.
Shoot biomass assessments of the marine phanerogam Zostera marina for two methods of data gathering.
More than 1,000 species of animals and plants have been recorded in Mediterranean phanerogam meadows.
Water soluble phenolic compounds of the marine phanerogam Posidonia oceanica in a Mediterranean area colonized by the introduced chlorophyte Caulerpa taxifolia.
scabra and an aquatic phanerogam of the genus Mourera Aublet, 1775 (Podostemaceae), an abundant macrophyte in turbulent riffles of this river.
This weak affinity seems to have its parallel in the rich phanerogam flora, which seems to have developed mostly independent of the Andes (Berry et al., 1995).
(2010) conducted vegetation surveys of Tons Valley, Garhwal Himalaya India and identified 761 species of Phanerogams belonging to 480 genera and 132 families and concluded that flora of Tons valley has affinities with flora of neighbouring regions.