cryptogamic
adjective see cryptogam

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  • Cryptogamic — Cryptogamian Cryp to*ga mi*an (kr?p t? g? m? an), Cryptogamic Cryp to*gam ic (kr?p t? g?m ?k), Cryptogamous Cryp*to gam*ousa. Of or pertaining to the series Cryptogamia, or to plants of that series. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cryptogamic — See cryptogam. * * * …   Universalium

  • cryptogamic — adjective Of or pertaining to the cryptogams Syn: cryptogamous …   Wiktionary

  • cryptogamic — cryp·to·gam·ic (krip″to gamґik) pertaining to cryptogams; reproducing by spores …   Medical dictionary

  • cryptogamic — cryp·to·gam·ic· || ‚krɪptəʊ gæmɪk adj. lacking seeds or flowers (i.e. ferns or mosses) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cryptogamic — adjective 1》 Botany relating to or denoting cryptogams. 2》 Ecology relating to or denoting a fragile black surface layer of cyanobacteria, mosses, and lichens …   English new terms dictionary

  • cryptogamic — cryp·to·gam·ic …   English syllables

  • cryptogamic — adjective of or relating to a cryptogam • Syn: ↑cryptogamous • Pertains to noun: ↑cryptogam (for: ↑cryptogamous), ↑cryptogam • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cryptogamic crust —    A type of microbiotic crust consisting of a thin, biotic layer at the ground surface composed predominantly of cryptogams (i.e., algae, lichen, mosses, lichens and liverworts); most commonly found in semiarid or arid environments.    Compare:… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • cryptogam — cryptogamic, cryptogamous /krip tog euh meuhs/, cryptogamical, adj. cryptogamist, n. cryptogamy, n. /krip teuh gam /, n. Bot. any of the Cryptogamia, a former primary division of plants that have no true flowers or seeds and that reproduce by… …   Universalium

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