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[uh-kroj-uh-nuh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. having the female reproductive organ arising from the apical cell of the stem, thereby terminating its growth, as certain liverworts.
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Origin of acrogynous

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Historical Examples of acrogynous

  • The Acrogynous Jungermanniaceae fall into a number of natural groups, which cannot, however, be followed out here.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3