Meaning of cryptomeric in English:

cryptomeric

adjective

rare Biology
  • Of a genetic factor: remaining unexpressed in the phenotype unless activated by another factor.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From crypto- + -meric, after German kryptomer.

Pronunciation

cryptomeric

/ˌkrɪptə(ʊ)ˈmɛrɪk/