plural -s
: a plant of the higher cryptogams predominant in the Carboniferous era including ferns, fern allies, mosses, and liverworts and distinguished by growth from a special cell or growing point compare thallogen, thallophyte

Word History


acr- + -gen; from the growing point's being at the tip of the stem

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrogen was in 1834

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“Acrogen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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