Definition of Acrogen

1. Noun. Any flowerless plant such as a fern (pteridophyte) or moss (bryophyte) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem.

Generic synonyms: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Derivative terms: Acrogenous



Definition of Acrogen

1. n. A plant of the highest class of cryptogams, including the ferns, etc. See Cryptogamia.

Definition of Acrogen

1. Noun. (biology) any flowerless plant whose growth takes place at the tip of the main stem, especially the cryptogam ferns ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acrogen

1. a plant growing at the apex only [n -S]

Medical Definition of Acrogen

1. A plant of the highest class of cryptograms, including the ferns, etc. See Cryptogamia. The Age of Acrogens, the age of coal plants, or the carboniferous era. Origin: Gr. Extreme, high + -gen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acrogen

acrodermatitis vesiculosa tropica
acrodermatosis
acrodont
acrodonts
acrodynia
acrodynic
acrodynic erythema
acrodysesthesia
acrodysostosis
acrodysplasia
acroedema
acroesthesia
acrofacial
acrofacial dysostosis
acrofacial syndrome
acrogen (current term)
acrogenic
acrogenous
acrogens
acrognosis
acrogynous
acrohyperhidrosis
acrokeratoelastoidosis
acrokeratosis verruciformis
acrokinesia
acrokinesis
acrolect
acrolectal

Literary usage of Acrogen

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1. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1837)
"... this acrogen being made up entirely of vesicular (cellular) tissue, and exhibiting no divergence when divided. But this is very far, I conceive, ..."

2. Supplemental Digest of Decisions Under the Interstate Commerce Act by Herbert Confield Lust (1917)
"... consigning instructions compelled it to pay illegal and unreasonable demurrage charges on a carload of coal shipped from acrogen, Ky., to Churubusco. ..."

3. Geology for general readers: A Series of Popular Sketches in Geology and by David Page (1870)
"... from acrogen to endogen, and from endogen to exogen;* from invertebrate to vertebrate, from cold-blooded water- breathers to warm-blooded air-breathers, ..."

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