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Meaning of cryptogam

cryp•to•gam

Pronunciation: (krip'tu-gam"), [key]
— n. Bot.
  1. any of the Cryptogamia, a former primary division of plants that have no true flowers or seeds and that reproduce by spores, as the ferns, mosses, fungi, and algae.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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