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Meaning of CRYPTOGAM

Pronunciation:  'kriptu`gam

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  formerly recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
 

CRYPTOGAM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: flora, plant, plant life, thallophyte

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cryp"to*gam\ (kr?p"t?-g?m), n. [Cf. F. cryptogame.
See {Cryptogamia}.] (Bot.)
A plant belonging to the Cryptogamia. --Henslow.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A plant whose sexual reproductive parts are not conspicuous; a plant that produces spores, not seeds, in its sexual reproductive cycle, e.g. ferns, mosses, algae. Compare phanerogam.
 

 

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