hypogeal


hy·po·ge·al

adjective \ˌhī-pə-ˈjē-əl\

Definition of HYPOGEAL

1
:  growing or living below the surface of the ground
2
of a cotyledon :  remaining below the ground while the epicotyl elongates

Variants of HYPOGEAL

hy·po·ge·al or hy·po·ge·an \-ˈjē-ən\ or hy·po·ge·ous \-ˈjē-əs\

Origin of HYPOGEAL

Late Latin hypogeus subterranean, from Greek hypogaios, from hypo- + gaia earth
First Known Use: 1686

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