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Friday word: Cryptogenic

cryptogenic, adj. cryp·to·gen·ic \ˌkrip-tə-ˈje-nik\

: of obscure or unknown origin: a cryptogenic disease

(as distinguished from phanerogenic and idiopathic)

Etymology:

Derived from Greek "κρυπτός", meaning hidden, and "γένεσις", meaning origin

Example: Cryptogenic stroke if often caused by atrial fibrillation.


First Known Use :1873
Tags: adjective, c, greek, medical, wordsmith: med_cat
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