cryptogenic

[ krip-tuh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌkrɪp təˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective

of obscure or unknown origin, as a disease.

Nearby words

  1. cryptococcus,
  2. cryptocrystalline,
  3. cryptocurrency,
  4. cryptogam,
  5. cryptogamous,
  6. cryptogenic septicemia,
  7. cryptogram,
  8. cryptogrammatic,
  9. cryptograph,
  10. cryptographic

Origin of cryptogenic

First recorded in 1905–10; crypto- + -genic

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British Dictionary definitions for cryptogenic

cryptogenic

/ (ˌkrɪptəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective

(esp of diseases) of unknown or obscure origin
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Medicine definitions for cryptogenic

cryptogenic

[ krĭp′tə-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

Of obscure or unknown origin. Used of diseases.

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