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cryptogenic

Syllabification: cryp·to·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌkriptəˈjenik
 
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Definition of cryptogenic in English:

adjective

(Of a disease) of obscure or uncertain origin.
Example sentences
  • TTV DNA was also detected more frequently in fulminant hepatitis and persons with cryptogenic liver disease than in symptom-free donors.
  • Establishing the diagnosis of cryptogenic hemoptysis in the absence of a diagnostic code indicating a likely cause for hemoptysis might also introduce some bias.
  • They investigated cryptogenic hemoptysis and reported that bronchial inflammation and infection were the most frequently suspected causes.

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