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acrogen

[ak-ruh-juh n, -jen] /ˈæk rə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/
noun, Botany
1.
a flowerless plant growing and producing its reproductive structures at the apex only, as ferns and mosses.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; acro- + -gen
Related forms
acrogenic
[ak-ruh-jen-ik] /ˌæk rəˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
acrogenous
[uh-kroj-uh-nuh s] /əˈkrɒdʒ ə nəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
acrogenously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for acrogenous

acrogen

/ˈækrədʒən/
noun
1.
any flowerless plant, such as a fern or moss, in which growth occurs from the tip of the main stem
Derived Forms
acrogenic (ˌækrəˈdʒɛnɪk), acrogenous (əˈkrɒdʒɪnəs) adjective
acrogenously, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from acro- + Greek genēs born; see -gen
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