[ ak-ruh-juhn, -jen ]
/ ˈæk rə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /
a flowerless plant growing and producing its reproductive structures at the apex only, as ferns and mosses.
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OTHER WORDS FROM acrogenac·ro·gen·ic [ak-ruh-jen-ik], /ˌæk rəˈdʒɛn ɪk/, a·crog·e·nous [uh-kroj-uh-nuhs], /əˈkrɒdʒ ə nəs/, adjectivea·crog·e·nous·ly, adverb
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Acrogen, ak′ro-jen, n. a plant that grows at the top chiefly, as a tree-fern.
British Dictionary definitions for acrogen
/ (ˈækrədʒən) /
any flowerless plant, such as a fern or moss, in which growth occurs from the tip of the main stem
Derived forms of acrogenacrogenic (ˌækrəˈdʒɛnɪk) or acrogenous (əˈkrɒdʒɪnəs), adjectiveacrogenously, adverb
Word Origin for acrogen
C19: from acro- + Greek genēs born; see -gen
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