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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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British Dictionary definitions for hypogeous

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

hypogeous

/ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəs/
adjective
1.
another word for hypogeal
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hypogeous in Science
hypogeous
  (hī'pə-jē'əs)   
Relating to the germination of a seed in which the cotyledons remain below the surface of the ground. Compare epigeous.
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