from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, same as gymnospermous.
- In ornithology, naked when hatched, as most altricial birds; psilopædic: opposed to hesthogenous or ptilopædic.
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Tissue resembling that of their contemporary conifers imparted the necessary rigidity to their framework; nay, so strangely were they pervaded throughout by the coniferous characteristics, that it seems difficult to determine whether they really most resembled the acrogenous or gymnogenous families.
The single point of difference indicated by the diagram between the order of occurrence and that of arrangement, viz., the transposition of the gymnogenous and monocotyledonous classes, must be regarded as purely provisional.