[ hahy-puh-jee-uhl, hip-uh- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi əl, ˌhɪp ə- /
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underground; subterranean: hypogeal germination;hypogeal fungi.
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Also hy·po·ge·an [hahy-puh-jee-uhn, hip-uh-], /ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi ən, ˌhɪp ə-/, hy·po·ge·ous [hahy-puh-jee-uhs hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi əs ˌhɪp ə-/ .
Words nearby hypogeal
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British Dictionary definitions for hypogeal
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəl) /
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 hypogēus, from Greek hupogeios, from hypo- + gē earth
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