: having the archegonia at the apex of the stem and involving the apical cell in their formation resulting in determinate growth of the gametophyte
used of certain liverworts

Word History


acr- + -gynous

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrogynous was in 1882

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“Acrogynous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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