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hypogeal

or hy·po·gae·al, hy·po·ge·ous, hy·po·gae·ous

[hahy-puh-jee-uh l, hip-uh-]
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adjective
  1. underground; subterranean.
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Origin of hypogeal

1680–90; < Latin hypogē(us) (< Greek hypógeios underground, subterranean, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + earth + -ios adj. suffix) + -al1
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Related Words

buriedhypogeoussubterraneansubterrestrialsunkenunderfoot

British Dictionary definitions for hypogeal

hypogeal

hypogeous

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

C19: from Latin hypogēus, from Greek hupogeios, from hypo- + earth
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