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ACROGENAE (" growing at the apex ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 155 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ACROGENAE (" growing at the apex "), an obsolete botanical term, originally applied to the higher Cryptogams (mosses and ferns), which were erroneously distinguished from the lower (Algae and Fungi) by apical growth of the stem. The lower Cryptogams were contrasted as Amphigenae (" growing all over "), a misnomer, as apical growth is common 'among them.
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ACROBAT (Gr. ucpo0arsie, to walk on tiptoe)
ACROLITHS (Gr. arcpoXcOoc, i.e. ending in stone)

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