epigenous

[ih-pij-uh-nuh s]

adjective Botany.

growing on the surface, especially the upper surface, as fungi on leaves.

Nearby words

  1. epigenesis,
  2. epigenetic,
  3. epigenetics,
  4. epigenome,
  5. epigenomics,
  6. epigeous,
  7. epiglottic cartilage,
  8. epiglottic fold,
  9. epiglottidectomy,
  10. epiglottis

Origin of epigenous

First recorded in 1865–70; epi- + -genous

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British Dictionary definitions for epigenous

epigenous

adjective

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