[ak-ruh-juh n, -jen]
- a flowerless plant growing and producing its reproductive structures at the apex only, as ferns and mosses.
Origin of acrogen
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Acrogen, ak′ro-jen, n. a plant that grows at the top chiefly, as a tree-fern.
- 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
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