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 and seeds enclosed in an ovary, form the embryo and endosperm by double fertilization, and typically have each flower surrounded by a perianth composed of two sets of floral envelopes comprising the calyx and corolla — called also flowering plantangiospermous adjective

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  • 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

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  • angiosperm — A large class of flowering plants that bear seeds in a closed fruit …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 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