n. Bot. any non-flowering plant having a perennial stem with the growing point at its apex, e.g. a fern or moss.
acrogenous adj.
Etymology: Gk akron tip + -GEN

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  • Acrogen — Ac ro*gen, n. [Gr. a kros extreme, high + gen.] (Bot.) A plant of the highest class of cryptogams, including the ferns, etc. See {Cryptogamia}. [1913 Webster] {The Age of Acrogens} (Geol.), the age of coal plants, or the carboniferous era. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acrogen — ACROGÉN, Ă adj. (despre plante) care prezintă organe de reproducere la vârf. (< fr. acrogène) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • 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

  • 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

  • acrogen — noun any flowerless plant whose growth takes place at the tip of the main stem, especially the cryptogam ferns …   Wiktionary

  • acrogen — a|cro|gen Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • acrogen — n. (Botany) flowerless plant that grows only from the tip of the stem …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acrogen — ac·ro·gen …   English syllables

  • 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),… …  

  • acrogen —   n. Botany, any flowerless plant where growth takes place at the tip of the main stem.    ♦ acrogenous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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