[ hahy-poj-uh-nuhs, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒdʒ ə nəs, hɪ- /
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growing beneath, or on the undersurface, as fungi on leaves.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby hypogenous
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Example sentences from the Web for hypogenous
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
These latter were classified according to whether the parts of the flower were hypogenous, perigynous, or epigynous.
British Dictionary definitions for hypogenous
/ (haɪˈpɒdʒɪnəs) /
botany produced or growing on the undersurface, esp (of fern spores) growing on the undersurface of the leaves
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