noun see gymnosperm

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  • gymnospermy — See gymnospermous. * * * …   Universalium

  • gymnospermy — gym·no·sper·my …   English syllables

  • gymnospermy — noun see gymnospermous …   Useful english dictionary

  • gymnosperm — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek gymnos + sperma seed more at sperm Date: circa 1838 any of a group of vascular plants that produce naked seeds not enclosed in an ovary, that were formerly considered a class (Gymnospermae) of seed plants,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gymnosperm — [jim′nō spʉrm΄, jim′nəspʉrm΄] n. [ModL gymnospermus < Gr gymnospermos: see GYMNO & SPERM] any of a large division (Pinophyta) of seed plants having the ovules borne on open scales, usually in cones, and usually lacking true vessels in the… …   English World dictionary

  • -spermy — ˌspərmē, pə̄m , pəim , mi noun combining form ( es) Etymology: Greek spermia, from spermos spermous + ia y 1. : state of having (such or so many) seeds gymnospermy 2. : state o …   Useful english dictionary

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