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hypogeal

[hahy-puh-jee-uh l, hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi əl, ˌhɪp ə-/
adjective
1.
underground; subterranean.
Also, hypogaeal, hypogeous, hypogaeous.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < Latin hypogē(us) (< Greek hypógeios underground, subterranean, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + earth + -ios adj. suffix) + -al1
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hypogeal

/ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəl/
adjective
1.
occurring or living below the surface of the ground
2.
(botany) of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons remain below the ground, because of the growth of the epicotyl
Word Origin
C19: from Latin hypogēus, from Greek hupogeios, from hypo- + earth
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