cryptogam

noun cryp·to·gam \ ˈkrip-tə-ˌgam \

Definition of cryptogam

: a plant or plantlike organism (such as a fern, moss, alga, or fungus) reproducing by spores and not producing flowers or seed

cryptogamic

play \ˌkrip-tə-ˈga-mik\ or less commonly cryptogamous play \krip-ˈtä-gə-məs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cryptogam

ultimately from Greek kryptos + -gamia -gamy


Medical Dictionary

cryptogam

noun cryp·to·gam \ ˈkrip-tə-ˌgam \

medical Definition of cryptogam

: a plant or plantlike organism (as a fern, moss, alga, or fungus) reproducing by spores and not producing flowers or seed

cryptogamic

play \ˌkrip-tə-ˈgam-ik\ or cryptogamous play \krip-ˈtäg-ə-məs\ adjective

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