hypogenous

[ hahy-poj-uh-nuh s, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒdʒ ə nəs, hɪ- /

adjective

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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British Dictionary definitions for hypogenous

hypogenous
/ (haɪˈpɒdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

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