angiosperm
A large class of flowering plants that bear seeds in a closed fruit.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • angiosperm — ANGIOSPÉRM, Ă, angiospermi, e, adj., s.f. 1. adj. (Despre plante) Care are seminţele închise în fructe. 2. s.f. (La pl.) Încrengătură de plante cu flori, cu seminţe închise în fructe, răspândite pe tot globul pământesc; (şi la sg.) plantă care… …   Dicționar Român

  • Angiosperm — An gi*o*sperm ( [a^]n j[i^]*[ o]*sp[ e]rm), n. [Angio + Gr. ?, ?, seed.] (Bot.) A plant which has its seeds inclosed in a pericarp. Contrasted with {gymnosperm}. [1913 Webster] Note: The term is restricted to exogenous plants, and applied to one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • angiosperm — (n.) 1853, from Mod.L. Angiospermae, coined 1690 by German botanist Paul Hermann (1646 1695), from Gk. angeion vessel (see ANGIO (Cf. angio )) + spermos, adjective from sperma seed (see SPERM (Cf. sperm)). So called because the seeds in this… …   Etymology dictionary

  • angiosperm — ► NOUN Botany ▪ a plant of a large group that have flowers and produce seeds enclosed within a carpel, including herbaceous plants, shrubs, grasses, and most trees. Compare with GYMNOSPERM(Cf. ↑gymnosperm) …   English terms dictionary

  • angiosperm — [an′jē ō spʉrm΄] n. any of a division (Magnoliophyta) of flowering plants having seeds produced within a closed pod or ovary, including monocotyledons and dicotyledons: see GYMNOSPERM angiospermous adj …   English World dictionary

  • angiosperm — /an jee euh sperrm /, n. Bot. a plant having its seeds enclosed in an ovary; a flowering plant. Cf. gymnosperm. [ANGIO + SPERM] * * * ▪ plant Introduction       any member of the more than 300,000 species of flowering plants (division Anthophyta) …   Universalium

  • angiosperm — gaubtasėklis augalas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Augalas, kurio sėklapradžiai yra sukaupti uždaroje, su aplinka nesusisiejančioje, ertmėje. Dabar šie augalai vadinami magnolijūnais. atitikmenys: angl. angiosperm rus.… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • angiosperm — noun Etymology: ultimately from New Latin angi + Greek sperma seed more at sperm Date: circa 1828 any of a class (Angiospermae) or division (Magnoliophyta) of vascular plants (as magnolias, grasses, oaks, roses, and daisies) that have the ovules… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • angiosperm — 1. noun A member of the plant group characterized by having ovules enclosed in an ovary; the angiosperms or flowering plants: the Angiospermae, Magnoliophyta, Magnoliopsida, etc. As with the Lejeuneaceae, this pattern of massive speciation… …   Wiktionary

  • angiosperm — an·gio·sperm an jē ə .spərm n any of a class (Angiospermae) of vascular plants (as orchids or roses) that have the seeds in a closed ovary and include the monocotyledons and dicotyledons compare GYMNOSPERM an·gio·sper·mous .an jē ə spər məs adj * …   Medical dictionary

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