hypogeous

hypogeal

[hahy-puh-jee-uhl, hip-uh-]
adjective
underground; subterranean.
Also, hypogaeal, hypogeous, hypogaeous.


Origin:
1680–90; < Latin hypogē(us) (< Greek hypógeios underground, subterranean, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + earth + -ios adj. suffix) + -al1

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hypogeal or hypogeous (ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəl)
 
adj
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
 
[C19: from Latin hypogēus, from Greek hupogeios, from hypo- + earth]
 
hypogeous or hypogeous
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin hypogēus, from Greek hupogeios, from hypo- + earth]

hypogeous (ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəs)
 
adj
another word for hypogeal

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hypogeous   (hī'pə-jē'əs)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to the germination of a seed in which the cotyledons remain below the surface of the ground. Compare epigeous.
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