The term is restricted to exogenous plants, and applied to one of the two grand divisions of these species,
the other division including gymnosperms, or those which have naked seeds. The oak, apple, beech,
etc., are angiosperms, while the pines, spruce, hemlock, and the allied varieties, are gymnosperms.
(An`gi*o*sper"ma*tous) a. (Bot.) Same as Angiospermous.
(An`gi*o*sper"mous) a. (Bot.) Having seeds inclosed in a pod or other pericarp.
(An`gi*os"po*rous) a. [Angio- + spore.] (Bot.) Having spores contained in cells or thecæ,
as in the case of some fungi.
(An`gi*os"to*mous) a. [Angio- + Gr. mouth.] (Zoöl.) With a narrow mouth, as the shell
of certain gastropods.
(An`gi*ot"o*my) n. [Angio- + Gr. a cutting.] (Anat.) Dissection of the blood vessels and
lymphatics of the body. Dunglison.
(An"gle) n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. 'agky`los bent, crooked,
angular, 'a`gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish-hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.]
1. The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook.
Into the utmost angle of the world.
To search the tenderest angles of the heart.
2. (Geom.) (a) The figure made by. two lines which meet. (b) The difference of direction of two
lines. In the lines meet, the point of meeting is the vertex of the angle.
3. A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment.
Though but an angle reached him of the stone.
4. (Astrol.) A name given to four of the twelve astrological "houses." [Obs.] Chaucer.
5. [AS. angel.] A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a
Give me mine angle: we 'll to the river there.
A fisher next his trembling angle bears. Acute angle, one less than a right angle, or less than 90°. Adjacent or Contiguous angles, such
as have one leg common to both angles. Alternate angles. See Alternate. Angle bar. (a)
(Carp.) An upright bar at the angle where two faces of a polygonal or bay window meet. Knight. (b)
(Mach.) Same as Angle iron. Angle bead (Arch.), a bead worked on or fixed to the angle of any
architectural work, esp. for protecting an angle of a wall. Angle brace, Angle tie (Carp.), a brace
across an interior angle of a wooden frame, forming the hypothenuse and securing the two side pieces
together. Knight. Angle iron (Mach.), a rolled bar or plate of iron having one or more angles,
used for forming the corners, or connecting or sustaining the sides of an iron structure to which it is
riveted. Angle leaf (Arch.), a detail in the form of a leaf, more or less conventionalized, used to
decorate and sometimes to strengthen an angle. Angle meter, an instrument for measuring angles,
esp. for ascertaining the dip of strata. Angle shaft (Arch.), an enriched angle bead, often having a
capital or base, or both. Curvilineal angle, one formed by two curved lines. External angles,
angles formed by the sides of any right-lined figure, when the sides are produced or lengthened.
Facial angle. See under Facial. Internal angles, those which are within any right- lined figure.