acrogenous

adjective

acrog·​e·​nous
ə-ˈkrä-jə-nəs,
a-
variants or less commonly acrogenic
¦a-krə-¦je-nik
1
: increasing by growth from the summit or apex
2
[acrogen + -ous or -ic] : relating to an acrogen
acrogenously adverb

Word History

Etymology

acr- + -genous, -genic

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrogenous was in 1838

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“Acrogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrogenous. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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