cryptogenic

adjective cryp·to·gen·ic \ ˌkrip-tə-ˈje-nik \

Definition of cryptogenic

: of obscure or unknown origin
  • a cryptogenic disease

Origin and Etymology of cryptogenic


Medical Dictionary

cryptogenic

adjective cryp·to·gen·ic \ ˌkrip-tə-ˈjen-ik \

medical Definition of cryptogenic

: of obscure or unknown origin
  • cryptogenic epilepsy
— compare phanerogenic

Learn More about cryptogenic


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cryptogenic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lighting electrician on a movie set

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!