Definition of Angiospermae
1. Noun. Comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta).
Generic synonyms: Class
Group relationships: Division Spermatophyta, Spermatophyta
Member holonyms: Angiosperm, Flowering Plant, Class Dicotyledonae, Class Dicotyledones, Class Magnoliopsida, Dicotyledonae, Dicotyledones, Magnoliopsida, Class Liliopsida, Class Monocotyledonae, Class Monocotyledones, Liliopsida, Monocotyledonae, Monocotyledones, Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree, Flowering Shrub
Medical Definition of Angiospermae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Angiospermae
Literary usage of Angiospermae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Eberhard Goebel (1905)
"The majority of angiospermae behave in exactly the same way. ... When speaking of the envelopes in the angiospermae reference will be made to this ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Ovules and seeds contained in a closed cavity (ovary). Class 2. angiospermae. Class i. ... angiospermae ..."
3. Handbook of the Wild and Cultivated Flowering Plants by Chester Arthur Darling (1912)
"angiospermae Trees, shrubs or herbs characterized by having the seed enclosed in an ovary; includes sub-classes: ..."