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angiosperm Line breaks: angio|sperm
Pronunciation: /ˈandʒɪə(ʊ)spəːm/

Definition of angiosperm in English:

noun

Botany
A plant of a large group that comprises those that have flowers and produce seeds enclosed within a carpel, including herbaceous plants, shrubs, grasses, and most trees. Compare with gymnosperm.
Example sentences
  • Like other seed plants, angiosperms are heterosporangiate, producing pollen and ovules in different organs.
  • Were the first angiosperms woody trees and shrubs, or were they small herbs?
  • A great variation in endosperm size is observed within angiosperms.

Derivatives

angiospermous
Pronunciation: /andʒɪə(ʊ)ˈspəːməs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Amber is the hardened resin of coniferous and angiospermous trees.
  • His contention was that angiospermous remains could not have occurred earlier than the Tertiary.
  • Five angiospermous fossil woods of Late Tertiary have been excavated from Xinzhow County, Hubei Province.
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