cryptogam definition

  • noun:
    • an associate of a formerly acknowledged taxonomic team that included all seedless flowers and plantlike organisms, particularly mosses, algae, ferns, and fungi.
    • an associate of a former taxonomic set of flowers that replicate making use of spores, such ferns, mosses, algae, fungi, lichens or liverworts.
    • A plant from the Cryptogamia.
    • A cryptogamous plant; a plant for the course Cryptogamia.
    • previously respected taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless flowers that reproduce in the form of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi

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