Dictyogen Dic*ty"o*gen, n. [Gr. ? a net + -gen.] (Bot.) A plant with net-veined leaves, and monocotyledonous embryos, belonging to the class Dictyogen[ae], proposed by Lindley for the orders {Dioscoreace[ae]}, {Smilace[ae]}, {Trilliace[ae]}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • dictyogen — dic·ty·o·gen …   English syllables

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  • -gen — comb. form 1 Chem. that which produces (hydrogen; antigen). 2 Bot. growth (endogen; exogen; acrogen). Etymology: F gegravene f. Gk genes born, of a specified kind f. gen root of gignomai be born, become * * * gen «jehn», noun, verb, genned,… …   Useful english dictionary

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