or hy·po·gae·al, hy·po·ge·ous, hy·po·gae·ous
[hahy-puh-jee-uh l, hip-uh-]
Origin of hypogeal
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occurring or living below the surface of the ground
botany of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons remain below the ground, because of the growth of the epicotyl
Word Origin for hypogeal
C19: from Latin hypogēus, from Greek hupogeios, from hypo- + gē earth
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Relating to the germination of a seed in which the cotyledons remain below the surface of the ground. Compare epigeous.
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