acrogen

[ ak-ruh-juhn, -jen ]

nounBotany.
  1. a flowerless plant growing and producing its reproductive structures at the apex only, as ferns and mosses.

Origin of acrogen

1
First recorded in 1835–45; acro- + -gen

Other words from acrogen

  • ac·ro·gen·ic [ak-ruh-jen-ik], /ˌæk rəˈdʒɛn ɪk/, a·crog·e·nous [uh-kroj-uh-nuhs], /əˈkrɒdʒ ə nəs/, adjective
  • a·crog·e·nous·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for acrogen

acrogen

/ (ˈækrədʒən) /


noun
  1. any flowerless plant, such as a fern or moss, in which growth occurs from the tip of the main stem

Origin of acrogen

1
C19: from acro- + Greek genēs born; see -gen

Derived forms of acrogen

  • acrogenic (ˌækrəˈdʒɛnɪk) or acrogenous (əˈkrɒdʒɪnəs), adjective
  • acrogenously, adverb

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