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cryptogam

cryp·to·gam

cryptogam

 
pronunciation:
krIp t gaem
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of the plants, such as ferns and algae, that bear no flowers or seeds, reproducing instead by spores.
derivations: cryptogamic (adj.), cryptogamous (adj.)
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The word cryptogam contains the following part:
crypt, crypto, cryph Greek root that means secret, hidden