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epigenous

[ih-pij-uh-nuh s]
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adjective Botany.
  1. growing on the surface, especially the upper surface, as fungi on leaves.

Origin of epigenous

First recorded in 1865–70; epi- + -genous
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British Dictionary definitions for epigenous

epigenous

adjective
  1. biology growing on the surface, esp the upper surface, of an organism or partan epigenous fungus
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