or hy·po·gae·al, hy·po·ge·ous, hy·po·gae·ous
[hahy-puh-jee-uh l, hip-uh-]
- underground; subterranean.
Origin of hypogeal
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- another word for hypogeal
- 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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