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

Other Words from cryptogam

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

First Known Use of cryptogam

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptogam

borrowed from French cryptogame "cryptogamous, cryptogam" (after Cryptogamia, Linnaean group of non-seed-bearing plants), from crypto- crypto- + -game -gamous

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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

Other Words from cryptogam

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

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