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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: krip'to-gam'e-a


A nontaxonomic division of the plant kingdom containing all forms of plant life that do not reproduce by means of seeds; included are the algae, bacteria, fungi, lichens, mosses, liverworts, ferns, horsetails, and club mosses.

[crypto- + G. gamos, marriage]

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