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hypogeal

[ hahy-puh-jee-uhl, hip-uh- ]
/ 藢ha瑟 p蓹藞d蕭i 蓹l, 藢h瑟p 蓹- /
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adjective
underground; subterranean: hypogeal germination;hypogeal fungi.
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Also hy路po路ge路an [hahy-puh-jee-uhn, hip-uh-], /藢ha瑟 p蓹藞d蕭i 蓹n, 藢h瑟p 蓹-/, hy路po路ge路ous [hahy-puh-jee-uhs hip-uh-] /藢ha瑟 p蓹藞d蕭i 蓹s 藢h瑟p 蓹-/ .

Origin of hypogeal

First recorded in 1680鈥90; from Latin hypog膿(us), from Greek hyp贸geios 鈥渦nderground, subterranean鈥 (equivalent to hypo- + g锚 鈥渆arth鈥 + -ios ) + -al; see origin at hypo-, geo-, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for hypogeal

hypogeal

hypogeous

/ (藢ha瑟p蓹藞d蕭i藧蓹l) /

adjective
occurring or living below the surface of the ground
botany of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons remain below the ground, because of the growth of the epicotyl

Word Origin for hypogeal

C19: from Latin hypog膿us, from Greek hupogeios, from hypo- + g膿 earth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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