Definition of Acrogenous

1. Adjective. Pertaining to flowerless plants (ferns or mosses) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem.

Exact synonyms: Acrogenic
Partainyms: Acrogen, Acrogen
Derivative terms: Acrogen



Definition of Acrogenous

1. a. Increasing by growth from the extremity; as, an acrogenous plant.

Definition of Acrogenous

1. Adjective. (botany) Increasing by growth from the extremity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Acrogenous

1. Increasing by growth from the extremity; as, an acrogenous plant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acrogenous

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

Literary usage of Acrogenous

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1. First book of botany by John Hutton Balfour (1872)
"acrogenous Stem.—Another conspicuous permanent stem is that which occurs in ferns, especially in the tree-ferns of New Zealand, and of tropical countries. ..."

2. Botany by Robert Bentley (1875)
"stem only grows by addition to its summit, and is hence called acrogenous (from two Greek words signifying summit growers). Plants presenting the three ..."

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