Epigeous
Epigeous \Ep`i*ge"ous\, a. Same as {Epig[ae]ous}. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • epigeous — [ep΄i jē′əs] adj. EPIGEAL …   English World dictionary

  • epigeous — adjective see epigeal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epigeous — /ep i jee euhs/, adj. Bot. 1. growing on or close to the ground. 2. (of cotyledons) lifted above ground in germination. [1825 35; < Gk epígeios on, of the world, equiv. to epi EPI + geios (ge , s. of gê earth + ios adj. suffix); see OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • epigeous — adjective Growing above the ground. Ant: hypogeous See Also: epigeal, epigean, epigeic …   Wiktionary

  • epigeous —   Occurring above soil level, as for the stems of arborescent cycads.   See also caulescent.   Cf. acaulescent, hypogeous …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • epigeous — ep·i·ge·ous …   English syllables

  • epigeous — /ɛpiˈdʒiəs/ (say epee jeeuhs) adjective Botany 1. growing on or close to the ground. 2. (of cotyledons) lifted above ground in germination. Also, epigeal. {Greek epigeios on earth} …   Australian English dictionary

  • epigeous —   a. living or growing near the ground …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • epigeous — adjective see epigeal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epigeal — Epigeal, epigean, epigeic and epigeous are biological terms describing an organism s activity above the soil surface.In botany, a seed is described as epigeal when the cotyledons of the germinating seed expand, throw off the seed shell and become …   Wikipedia

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