acrogenous

acrogen

[ak-ruh-juhn, -jen]
noun Botany.
a flowerless plant growing and producing its reproductive structures at the apex only, as ferns and mosses.

Origin:
1835–45; acro- + -gen

acrogenic [ak-ruh-jen-ik] , acrogenous [uh-kroj-uh-nuhs] , adjective
acrogenously, adverb
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acrogen (ˈækrədʒən)
 
n
any flowerless plant, such as a fern or moss, in which growth occurs from the tip of the main stem
 
[C19: from acro- + Greek genēs born; see -gen]
 
acrogenic
 
adj
 
acrogenous
 
adj
 
a'crogenously
 
adv

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