cryptogenic

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From crypto- +‎ -genic.

Adjective[edit]

cryptogenic ‎(not comparable)

  1. (of an organism) Of uncertain origin, either introduced or native to its area.
  2. (of epilepsy) Presumed but not proven to be caused by an abnormality in a particular part of the brain (contrasts with symptomatic and idiopathic).
  3. (of a disease) Of uncertain cause.