Definition of angiosperm in English:


Syllabification: an·gi·o·sperm
Pronunciation: /ˈanjēəˌspərm


  • A plant that has flowers and produces seeds enclosed within a carpel. The angiosperms are a large group and include herbaceous plants, shrubs, grasses, and most trees. Compare with gymnosperm.
    • Subdivision Angiospermae, division Spermatophyta
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    • 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.

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