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cryptogenic — adjective Date: 1908 of obscure or unknown origin < a cryptogenic disease > … New Collegiate Dictionary
cryptogenic — Of obscure, indeterminate etiology or origin, in contrast to phanerogenic. [crypto + G. genesis, origin] * * * cryp·to·gen·ic .krip tə jen ik adj of obscure or unknown origin <cryptogenic epilepsy> compare PHANEROGENIC * * * cryp·to·gen·ic… … Medical dictionary
cryptogenic — of obscure or unknown origin, e.g. a species may be an exotic or a native but little is known of its natural distribution and no conclusion can be made … Dictionary of ichthyology
cryptogenic — /krip teuh jen ik/, adj. of obscure or unknown origin, as a disease. [1905 10; CRYPTO + GENIC] * * * … Universalium
cryptogenic — adjective a) Of uncertain origin, either introduced or native to its area. b) Presumed but not proven to be caused by an abnormality in a particular part of the brain (contrasts with symptomatic and idiopathic) … Wiktionary
cryptogenic — |kriptə|jenik adjective Etymology: crypt + genic : of obscure or unknown origin used chiefly of diseases; opposed to phanerogenic * * * /krip teuh jen ik/, adj. of obscure or unknown origin, as a disease. [1905 10; CRYPTO + GENIC] * * *… … Useful english dictionary
cryptogenic — of unknown origin Causation and Formation … Phrontistery dictionary
cryptogenic — adj. from an unknown source … English contemporary dictionary
cryptogenic — [ˌkrɪptəʊ dʒɛnɪk] adjective (of a disease) of obscure or uncertain origin … English new terms dictionary
Cryptogenic organizing pneumonitis — Cryptogenic Organising Pneumonitis (COP) or Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP) is a rapidly developing pneumonia like illness characterised by lung inflammation and scarring that obstruct the small airways and air sacs of the… … Wikipedia