Dictionary

epigeal

epigeal

adjective epi·ge·al \ˌe-pi-ˈjē-əl\

Definition of EPIGEAL

1
of a cotyledon :  forced above ground by elongation of the hypocotyl
2
:  marked by the production of epigeal cotyledons <epigeal germination>
3
:  living on or near the surface of the ground; also :  relating to or being the environment near the surface of the ground

Variants of EPIGEAL

epi·ge·al also epi·ge·an \-ˈjē-ən\ or epi·ge·ous \-ˈjē-əs\ or epi·ge·ic \-ˈjē-ik\

Origin of EPIGEAL

Greek epigaios upon the earth, from epi- + gaia earth
First Known Use: 1861

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: epigenePrevious Word in the Dictionary: epigastricAll Words Near: epigeal
March 01, 2015
macaroni Hear it
Tube-shaped pasta or a fop or dandy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears