Definition of cryptogamic in English:


Syllabification: cryp·to·gam·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌkriptəˈgamik


  • 1Of, relating to, or denoting cryptogams.
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    • Diacylglyceryltrimethylhomoserine is known to be an important component of cryptogamic plants, including bryophytes, but its physiological role is still uncertain.
    • After this fact one need not be surprised at the diffusion of the far lighter and smaller sporules of cryptogamic plants.
    • Today the cryptogamic herbarium consists of 7000 lichens and 1500 bryophytes and continues to grow.
  • 1.1 Ecology (Of a desert soil or surface crust) covered with or consisting of a fragile black layer of cyanobacteria, mosses, and lichens, which is often important in preventing erosion.
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    • Formation of mature cryptogamic crust (dark ridges) typically requires decades free of disturbance.

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