acrogynous

adjective
acrog·​y·​nous | \ ə-ˈkrä-jə-nəs \

Definition of acrogynous

: 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

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First Known Use of acrogynous

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acrogynous

acr- + -gynous

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The first known use of acrogynous was in 1882

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“Acrogynous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrogynous. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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