a seed plant or a flowering plant
Origin of phanerogamFrench phanérogame ; from Classical Greek phaneros, visible (; from phainein, to appear: see fantasy) + gamos, marriage (see -gamy)
A plant that produces seeds.
Origin of phanerogamNew Latin phanerogamus : Greek phaneros, visible (from phainein, to cause to appear; see bha-1 in Indo-European roots) + Greek gamos, marriage; see –gamous.
- phan′er·o·gam′ic, phan′er·og′a·mous
From Ancient Greek Ï†Î±Î½ÎµÏÏŒÏ‚ (phaneros, “visible") + Î³Î±Î¼ÎÏ‰ (gameÅ, “to marry"); compare cryptogam.