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adjectiveBiology obsolete Botany
Lacking sexual organs; asexual. Formerly also: †(of a plant) belonging to the former taxonomic division Cryptogamia, comprising plants believed to lack sexual organs; obsolete.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Magazine. From French agame + -ous.
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