hypogeal

adjective hy·po·ge·al \ ˌhī-pə-ˈjē-əl \
variants: or hypogean play \ˌhī-pə-ˈjē-ən\ or hypogeous play \ˌhī-pə-ˈjē-əs\

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

Origin and Etymology of hypogeal

Late Latin hypogeus subterranean, from Greek hypogaios, from hypo- + gaia earth


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