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  • noun botany A cryptogam; a plant of the obsolete taxonomic class Cryptogamia, having neither stamina nor pistils, and therefore no proper flowers, such as an alga, fern, fungus, lichen or moss.

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From Ancient Greek ἀήθης (aēthēs, "unusual") + γάμος (gamos, "marriage").

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