epigean
adjective see epigeal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • epigean — adj. [Gr. epi, upon; gaia, earth] Living at or above the soil surface; epigeic; epigenous; see endogean, hypogean …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • epigean — Living on the surface of the earth, as opposed to spelean [Chace and Hobbs, 1969] …   Crustacea glossary

  • epigean —    Pertaining to, or living on, the surface of the earth.    See endogean and hypogean …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • epigean — ep·i·ge·an …   English syllables

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

  • epigean — 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

  • epigeal — also epigean or epigeous or epigeic adjective Etymology: Greek epigaios upon the earth, from epi + gaia earth Date: 1861 1. of a cotyledon forced above ground by elongation of the hypocotyl 2. marked by the production of epigeal cotyledons <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • George Albert Boulenger — (born Brussels, Belgium, October 19, 1858; died Saint Malo, France, November 23, 1937) was a Belgian British zoologist.Watson, D. M. S. (1940) George Albert Boulenger. 1858 1937. Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 3(8):13 17.]… …   Wikipedia

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