Homophones for
acrogenous, acrogynous

acrogenous / acrogynous [əˈkrɑʤənəs]

acrogenous – adj. – Bot. – a flowerless plant such as mosses or ferns where growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem (non-reproductive cells)

acrogynous – adj. – Bot. – certain liverworts – having apical cells involved in the formation of gametophytes (reproductive cells)


What is the difference between these two adjectives? One describes the plants in more general terms while the second deals specifically with a type of growth within the plants and not the whole plants. For example, “the old gardener refused to grow acrogenous plants in their garden.” …