or hypogean or hypogeous adjective Etymology: Late Latin hypogeus subterranean, from Greek hypogaios, from hypo- + gaia earth Date: 1686 1. growing or living below the surface of the ground 2. of a cotyledon remaining below the ground while the epicotyl elongates

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  • Hypogeal — means underground . * In botany, a seed is described as hypogeal when the cotyledons of the germinating seed remain non photosynthetic, inside the seed shell, and below ground. The converse, where the cotyledons expand, throw off the seed shell… …   Wikipedia

  • hypogeal — [hī΄pō jē′əl, hip΄ōjē′əl] adj. [< LL hypogeus, underground (< Gr hypogaios < hypo , under + gē, earth) + AL] 1. of, or occurring in, the region below the surface of the earth 2. a) Bot. growing or maturing underground, as peanuts or… …   English World dictionary

  • hypogeal — /huy peuh jee euhl, hip euh /, adj. underground; subterranean. Also, hypogaeal, hypogeous, hypogaeous. [1680 90; < L hypoge(us) ( < Gk hypógeios underground, subterranean, equiv. to hypo HYPO + gê earth + ios adj. suffix) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypogeal — adjective Existing or growing underground …   Wiktionary

  • hypogeal — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Located or operating beneath the earth s surface: hypogean, hypogeous, subterranean, subterrestrial, underground. See SURFACE …   English dictionary for students

  • hypogeal — [ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ) dʒi:əl] (also hypogean) adjective Botany remaining or occurring underground. Compare with epigeal. Origin C17: via late L. from Gk hupogeios (from hupo under + gē earth ) + al …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypogeal — hy·po·ge·al …   English syllables

  • hypogeal — hy•po•ge•al [[t]ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi əl[/t]] also hy po•ge′an, hy po•ge′ous adj. existing or growing underground • Etymology: 1680–90; < L hypogē(us) (< Gk hypógeios underground =hypo hypo + geios, adj. der. of gê earth) …   From formal English to slang

  • hypogeal — /haɪpəˈdʒiəl/ (say huypuh jeeuhl) adjective underground; subterranean. {Latin hypogēus (from Greek hypogeios underground) + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hypogeal —   a. subterranean.    ♦ hypogean, a. growing underground.    ♦ hypogeic, a.    ♦ hypogeiody,   n. surveying underground …   Dictionary of difficult words

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