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cryptogam

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noun cryp·to·gam \ˈkrip-tə-ˌgam\

Definition of cryptogam

  1. :  a plant or plantlike organism (as a fern, moss, alga, or fungus) reproducing by spores and not producing flowers or seed

cryptogamic play \ˌkrip-tə-ˈga-mik\ also cryptogamous play \krip-ˈtä-gə-məs\ adjective


Origin of cryptogam

ultimately from Greek kryptos + -gamia -gamy


First Known Use: 1847


Medical Dictionary

cryptogam

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noun cryp·to·gam \ˈkrip-tə-ˌgam\

Medical Definition of cryptogam

  1. :  a plant or plantlike organism (as a fern, moss, alga, or fungus) reproducing by spores and not producing flowers or seed

cryptogamic \ˌkrip-tə-ˈgam-ik\play or cryptogamous \krip-ˈtäg-ə-məs\play adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "cryptogam"


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