gymnosperm definition

  • noun:
    • A plant, like a cycad or conifer, whose seeds are not enclosed within an ovary.
    • Any plant particularly a conifer whose seeds aren't enclosed in an ovary.
    • A plant that bears naked seeds (i. e., seeds not inclosed in an ovary), given that common pine and hemlock. Cf. angiosperm.
    • A plant from the Gymnospermæ, characterized by naked seeds. Compare angiosperm. Also known as gymnogen.
    • flowers associated with class Gymnospermae having seeds perhaps not enclosed in an ovary

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