Definition of Cryptogenic

1. Adjective. (context: of an organism) Of uncertain origin, either introduced or native to its area. ¹



2. Adjective. (context: of epilepsy) Presumed but not proven to be caused by an abnormality in a particular part of the brain (contrasts with symptomatic and idiopathic). ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a disease) Of uncertain cause. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cryptogenic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Cryptogenic

1. Of obscure, indeterminate aetiology or origin, in contrast to phanerogenic. Origin: crypto-+ G. Genesis, origin (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cryptogenic

cryptodepressions
cryptodidymus
cryptoexotic
cryptoexotics
cryptofascism
cryptofascist
cryptofascistic
cryptofascists
cryptogame
cryptogamic
cryptogamist
cryptogamists
cryptogamous
cryptogams
cryptogenic (current term)
cryptogenic cirrhosis
cryptogenic epilepsy
cryptogenic infection
cryptogenic pyaemia
cryptogenic septicaemia
cryptogram
cryptogrammatic
cryptogrammatically
cryptogramme
cryptograms
cryptograph
cryptographer
cryptographers
cryptographic

Literary usage of Cryptogenic

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1. Introduction to Infectious and Parasitic Diseases: Including Their Cause and by Millard Langfeld (1907)
"In such children sores of the mouth are common, and wet-nurses have frequently been known to contract the disease from suckling them. cryptogenic infections ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"... The cryptogenic type of polycythemia is usually associated with general cyanosis and a marked enlargement of the spleen ..."

3. Introduction to Infectious and Parasitic Diseases: Including Their Cause and by Millard Langfeld (1907)
"cryptogenic infections refer to those deep- cryptogenic. seated affections for which a portal of entry cannot be found. Endocarditis (inflammation of the ..."

4. Clinical pathology of the blood: A Treatise on the General Principles and by James Ewing (1903)
"These cases showed that there is not always a cryptogenic factor in the etiology of the disease, and that the presence of the typical blood changes does not ..."

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