noun Etymology: French phanérogame, ultimately from Greek phaneros visible (from phainein) + gamos marriage Date: 1861 a seed plant or flowering plant ; spermatophyte

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  • phanerogam — [fan′ər ə gam΄] n. [Fr phanérogame < Gr phaneros, visible (< phainein, to appear: see FANTASY) + gamos, marriage (see GAMY)] former term for a seed plant or a flowering plant phanerogamic adj. phanerogamous [fan′ər äg′ə məs] …   English World dictionary

  • phanerogam — phanerogamic, phanerogamous /fan euh rog euh meuhs/, phanerogamian /fan euhr euh gay mee euhn/, adj. phanerogamy, n. /fan euhr euh gam /, n. Bot. any of the Phanerogamia, a former primary division of plants comprising those having reproductive… …   Universalium

  • phanerogam — noun Any plant that produces seeds (rather than spores) See Also: phanerogamic …   Wiktionary

  • phanerogam — phan·er·o·gam (fanґər o gam) [phanero + Gr. gamos marriage] a true seed bearing plant …   Medical dictionary

  • phanerogam — fænÉ™rÉ™gæm n. flowering plant, seed bearing plant (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phanerogam — [ fan(ə)rə(ʊ)gam] noun Botany old fashioned term for spermatophyte. Origin C19: from Fr. phanérogame, from Gk phaneros visible + gamos marriage …   English new terms dictionary

  • phanerogam — phan·er·o·gam …   English syllables

  • phanerogam — /ˈfænəroʊgæm/ (say fanuhrohgam) noun 1. any of the Phanerogamia, an old primary division of plants comprising those having reproductive organs (stamens and pistils). 2. a flowering plant or seed plant (opposed to cryptogam). {New Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • phanerogam —   n. (old term) flowering plant.    ♦ phanerogamic, phanerogamous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • phanerogam — n. Bot. a plant that has stamens and pistils, a flowering plant (cf. CRYPTOGAM). Derivatives: phanerogamic adj. phanerogamous adj. Etymology: F phaneacuterogame f. Gk phaneros visible + gamos marriage …   Useful english dictionary

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