- Entomology. living near the surface of the ground, as on low herbs or other surface vegetation.
- Botany. epigeous.
Origin of epigeal
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epigean or epigeous
- of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons appear above the ground because of the growth of the hypocotyl
- living or growing on or close to the surface of the ground
C19: from Greek epigeios of the earth, from epi- + gē earth
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