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Definition of the noun cryptogam

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noun - plural: cryptogams

  1. formerly recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic terms: flora / plant / plant life = a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    • more specific word: thallophyte = any of a group of cryptogamic organisms consisting principally of a thallus and thus showing no differentiation into stem and root and leaf

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Google previewPlant structures (1899)

a second book of botany by John Merle Coulter

The name Phanerogam, therefore, is being generally abandoned ; but the name Cryptogam is a useful one when the lower groups are to be referred to ; and the Pteridophytes are still very frequently called the Vascular Cryptogams. The most ...

Google previewPlants (1901)

A Text-book of Botany by John Merle Coulter

The name Phanerogam, therefore, is being generally abandoned ; but the name Cryptogam is a useful one when the lower groups are to be referred to ; and the Pteridophytes are still very frequently called the Vascular Cryptogams. The most ...

Google previewNearly Zero Energy Buildings and Proliferation of Microorganisms (2013)

A Current Issue for Highly Insulated and Airtight Building Envelopes by Elisa Di Giuseppe

A cryptogam is a plant (in the wide sense of the word) that reproduces by spores, without flowers or seeds. The names of all cryptogams are regulated by the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICN) (McNeill et al.

Google previewPlant studies (1900)

an elementary botany by John Merle Coulter

The name Phanerogam, therefore, is being generally abandoned ; but the name Cryptogam is a useful one when the lower groups are to be referred to ; and the Pteridophytes are still very frequently called the Vascular Cryptogams. The most ...

Google previewThe Secret Lives of Mosses: A Comprehensive Guide for Gardens (2012)

by Stephanie Stuber

Distinguishing Cryptogams The old term cryptogam refers to organisms that. This drawing illustrates the shift in moss morphology based on overall water availability. Top: Marchantia polymorpha has a thalloid habit with sporophytes ( umbrella- ...

Google previewApplied Principles of Horticultural Science (2008)

by Laurie Brown

(A cryptogam is a plant that reproduces by spores.) Fungi help clean the air, and provide food, materials and medicine. There are over 80 000 different species of fungi that have been classified out of a total estimate of 1.5 million species.

Google previewHiking Colorado's Western Slope (2017)

by Bill Haggerty

Cryptogam is the foundation of high desert plant life. In 0.5 mile, pass through a fence at the Monument boundary. This is a small inholding within Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (see Sidebar). Soon, you'll find a lovely rock ledge ...

Google previewHiking from Here to WOW: Utah Canyon Country (2013)

by Kathy Copeland, Craig Copeland

But cryptogam is the name you'll hear most often. To keep it simple, we'll just call it crypto.

Google previewThe Monthly magazine (1839)

by Monthly literary register

The Cryptogam is a plant whose stamen and pistils are not distinctly visible, and which is therefore so called as implicative of concealed marriage. Of this class are ferns, mosses, seaweeds, mushrooms, &c. We much value the work before us, ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Feedstuffs (2013)

Production Formulation Medication by Rudolph Seiden, W. H. Pfander

CRYPTOGAM is any nonflowering plant ( which does not produce seed); e.g., a FUNGUS, fern, or moss.—See also OdSPORE.

Google previewUmatilla National Forest, North Fork John Day Ranger District, Tower Fire Recovery Projects (2001)

Environmental Impact Statement

A cryptogam is a protective crust , ...

Google previewUniversal Dictionary of the English Language (1897)

A New and Original Work Presenting for Convenient Reference the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, Use, Origin and Development of Every Word in the English Language ... by Thomas Henry Huxley

Lat cryptogam('ta,), and Eng., 8:0. suif. -tc.] Bot. : Having the organs of reproduction concealed, or at least having organs of reproduction the precise character of which is difficult to understand; pertaining to the class Cryptogamia ( q.v.).

Google previewThe Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1903)

An Original Work of Reference to the Words in the English Language, Giving a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use by Robert Hunter

cryptogam(io), and Bug, &e. sufl'. ~ic.] Bot: Having the organs of reproduction concealed, or at least having organs of reproduction the precise character of which is diflicult to understand; pertaining to the class Cryptogamia ( q. v.).

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

cryptogam /'knptougam/ o- noun 1 hot a general ...

Google previewThe Century Supplement to the Dictionary of Gardening (1901)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson

CRYPTOGAM, CRYPTOGAMIA. A Cryptogam is a plant ...

Google previewDictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine (2017)

by Frank J. Dye

See: cryptogam. pharmacodynamics the study ...

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Cryptogam Meaning

Video shows what cryptogam means. Any plant that reproduces using spores (rather than seeds), formerly placed in the taxonomic group Cryptogamae, which ...

Scrabble value of C3R1Y4P3T1O1G2A1M3

The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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