acrogen


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acrogen

(ˈækrədʒən)
n
(Botany) any flowerless plant, such as a fern or moss, in which growth occurs from the tip of the main stem
[C19: from acro- + Greek genēs born; see -gen]
acrogenic, acrogenous adj
aˈcrogenously adv
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Noun1.acrogen - any flowerless plant such as a fern (pteridophyte) or moss (bryophyte) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stemacrogen - any flowerless plant such as a fern (pteridophyte) or moss (bryophyte) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
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Light a fire these days and neighbours will complain about their washing, asthma, acrogens and, as happened to a friend, even a complaint that his fire was spoiling their barbecue, which in a case of pot and kettle, was more of a funeral pyre for sausages.