acrogenous

adjective
acrog·​e·​nous | \ ə-ˈkrä-jə-nəs, a- \
variants: or less commonly acrogenic \ ¦a-​krə-​¦je-​nik \

Definition of acrogenous

1 : increasing by growth from the summit or apex
2 [acrogen + -ous or -ic] : relating to an acrogen

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Other Words from acrogenous

acrogenously adverb

First Known Use of acrogenous

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acrogenous

acr- + -genous, -genic

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“Acrogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrogenous. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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