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[hahy-poj-uh-nuh s, hi-]
  1. growing beneath, or on the undersurface, as fungi on leaves.
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Origin of hypogenous

First recorded in 1870–75; hypogene + -ous
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Examples from the Web for hypogenous

Historical Examples of hypogenous

  • These latter were classified according to whether the parts of the flower were hypogenous, perigynous, or epigynous.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, September 1899


  • I was amazed at my collection, which comprised the greater number of the hypogenous fungi of the neighbourhood.

British Dictionary definitions for hypogenous


  1. botany produced or growing on the undersurface, esp (of fern spores) growing on the undersurface of the leaves
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