cryptogenic

adjective
cryp·​to·​gen·​ic | \ ˌkrip-tə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce cryptogenic (audio) \

Definition of cryptogenic

: of obscure or unknown origin a cryptogenic disease

First Known Use of cryptogenic

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptogenic

crypto- + -genic

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“Cryptogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryptogenic. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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cryptogenic

adjective
cryp·​to·​gen·​ic | \ ˌkrip-tə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce cryptogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryptogenic

: of obscure or unknown origin cryptogenic epilepsy — compare phanerogenic

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