acrogenic
acrogenic acrogenic adj. 1. 1 pertaining to acrogens, flowerless plants (ferns or mosses) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem.

Syn: acrogenous [WordNet 1.5]


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  • acrogenic — ac·ro·gen·ic …   English syllables

  • acrogenic — adjective pertaining to flowerless plants (ferns or mosses) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem • Syn: ↑acrogenous • Pertains to noun: ↑acrogen (for: ↑acrogenous), ↑acrogen • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrogen — acrogenic /ak reuh jen ik/, acrogenous /euh kroj euh neuhs/, adj. acrogenously, adv. /ak reuh jeuhn, jen /, n. Bot. a flowerless plant growing and producing its reproductive structures at the apex only, as ferns and mosses. [1835 45; ACRO + GEN]… …   Universalium

  • acrogenous — adjective pertaining to flowerless plants (ferns or mosses) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem • Syn: ↑acrogenic • Pertains to noun: ↑acrogen, ↑acrogen (for: ↑acrogenic) • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrogen — /ˈækrədʒən/ (say akruhjuhn) noun a plant having no proper flowers but a growing point at the end of its perennial stems, as a fern or moss. {acro + gen} –acrogenic /ækrəˈgɛnɪk/ (say akruh genik), acrogenous /əˈkrɒdʒənəs/ (say uh krojuhnuhs),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • acrogen — [ak′rə jən] n. [ ACRO + GEN] a plant, such as a fern or moss, having a perennial stem with the growing point at the tip acrogenous [ə kräj′ə nəs] adj. acrogenic [ak΄rəjen′ik] acrogenously adv …   English World dictionary

  • -genic — comb. form forming adjectives meaning: 1 producing (carcinogenic; pathogenic). 2 well suited to (photogenic; radiogenic). 3 produced by (iatrogenic). Derivatives: genically suffix forming adverbs. Etymology: GEN + IC * * * |jenik, nēk, in senses… …   Useful english dictionary

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