[hahy-poj-uh-nuh s, hi-]
- growing beneath, or on the undersurface, as fungi on leaves.
Origin of hypogenous
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Examples from the Web for hypogenous
These latter were classified according to whether the parts of the flower were hypogenous, perigynous, or epigynous.
I was amazed at my collection, which comprised the greater number of the hypogenous fungi of the neighbourhood.Social Life in the Insect World
J. H. Fabre
- botany produced or growing on the undersurface, esp (of fern spores) growing on the undersurface of the leaves
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