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Angiosperm (Greek, aggeion, a vessel, or closed receptacle), a botanical term applied to all those flowering plants in which the seeds are enclosed by the carpels in an ovary, as opposed to the gymnosperms, or naked-seeded plants. The Angiospermia form the larger and higher division of the sub-kingdom Phanerogamia.