Cleis`to*gam"ic (?), Cleis*tog"a*mous (?) a. [Gr. closed (fr. to shut) + marriage.] Bot.

Having, beside the usual flowers, other minute, closed flowers, without petals or with minute petals; -- said of certain species of plants which possess flowers of two or more kinds, the closed ones being so constituted as to insure self-fertilization.

Darwin.

 

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