Definition of Cleistogamy

1. Noun. The production of small nonopening self-pollinating flowers.

Generic synonyms: Self-pollination



Definition of Cleistogamy

1. Noun. (botany) The production of flowers which do not open, and are self-fertilized in the bud. ¹

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Definition of Cleistogamy

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Medical Definition of Cleistogamy

1. The condition of having flowers which never open and self-pollination occurs, and the flowers are often small and inconspicuous. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleistogamy

clegs
cleidagra
cleidal
cleido-
cleidocostal
cleidocranial
cleidocranial dysostosis
cleidocranial dysplasia
cleidoic
cleidomancy
cleistocarp
cleistogamic
cleistogamies
cleistogamous
cleistogamously
cleistogamy (current term)
cleistothecia
cleistothecial
cleistothecium
clemastine
clematis
clematises
clemence
clemencies
clemency
clement
clementine
clementine tree
clementines

Literary usage of Cleistogamy

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1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1907)
"... probably has most of the species found in this part of Alberta. Flagstaff, Alberta. cleistogamy IN THE VIOLET cleistogamy, or close-pollination ..."

2. Contributions from the Botanical Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania by University of Pennsylvania Botanical Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, Botanical Laboratory (1904)
"The Comparative Structure of the Flowers in Polygala polygama and P. pauciflora, with a Review of cleistogamy. (WITH PLATES XVI-XVII.) BY CHARLES HUGH SHAW, ..."

3. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"G. cleistogamy. — Some plants produce flowers which never open and are necessarily self-pollinated. ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"1907) has investigated cleistogamy in three species of the genus Clitoria. ... The author concludes that we are here dealing with a real cleistogamy in the ..."

5. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"901), cleistogamy is in part associated with arrested development, and usually is due to ... Subterranean cleistogamy is advantageous in that the seeds are ..."

6. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1905)
"From this he concludes that cleistogamy is always a question of nutrition too ... The dependence of cleistogamy upon nutrition may then exist even where it ..."

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