Definition of Gymnosperm

1. Noun. Plants of the class Gymnospermae having seeds not enclosed in an ovary.


Definition of Gymnosperm

1. n. A plant that bears naked seeds (i. e., seeds not inclosed in an ovary), as the common pine and hemlock. Cf. Angiosperm.

Definition of Gymnosperm

1. Noun. (botany) Any plant such as a conifer whose seeds are not enclosed in an ovary. ¹

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Definition of Gymnosperm

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Medical Definition of Gymnosperm

1. A seed plant with the ovules borne on the surface of a sporophyll. Compare: angiosperm. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gymnosperm

gymnoglossa
gymnolaemata
gymnonoti
gymnopaedic
gymnophiona
gymnophobia
gymnophthalmata
gymnoplast
gymnoplasts
gymnorhinal
gymnosomata
gymnosophical
gymnosophist
gymnosophists
gymnosophy
gymnothecium
gymnotoka
gymnotus
gymnure
gymnures

Literary usage of Gymnosperm

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1. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"Summary of the Life History of a gymnosperm. — The sporophytes of gymnosperms are composed of roots, stems, and leaves; commonly they are that form of plant ..."

2. Botany, Developmental and Descriptive by William Mansfield (1922)
"A common gymnosperm is the white pine (Pinus Strobus), which grows in dry, rocky or sandy soil. Morphology of the Sporophyte. ..."

3. Studies of Plant Life: A Series of Exercises for the Study of Plants by Herman Silas Pepoon, Walter Reynolds Mitchell, Frederick Baldwin Maxwell (1900)
"SEED PLANTS. STUDY 16. A SEED PLANT. THE PINE. A gymnosperm. A. The Vegetative Shoot. 1. The cause of roughness on the main stem is leaf scales. ..."

4. Manual of the Botany (Phaenogamia and Pteridophyta) of the Rocky Mountain by John Merle Coulter (1885)
"gymnosperm.E. Ovules naked upon the surface of a scale or bract, or within a more or less open perianth. ..."

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