Definition of Phanerogamia in English:

Phanerogamia

Pronunciation /ˌfan(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈɡamɪə/

noun

Botany
  • One of the two major divisions of plants, consisting of those having easily visible reproductive structures (flowers or cones) and comprising the angiosperms and the gymnosperms; (also phanerogamia) plants belonging to this division, phanerogams, spermatophytes.

    In modern plant classification Spermatophyta is the preferred term for this division.

Origin

Early 19th century. From scientific Latin Phanerogamia from phanerogamus + -ia, after Cryptogamia.