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n. pl. hy·po·ge·a (-jē′ə)
1. A subterranean chamber of an ancient building.
2. An ancient subterranean burial chamber, such as a catacomb.
[Latin hypogēum, from Greek hupogeion, from neuter of hupogeios, underground; see hypogeal.]
n, pl -gea (-ˈdʒiːə)
(Architecture) an underground vault, esp one used for burials
[C18: from Latin, from Greek hupogeion; see hypogeal]
hy•po•ge•um(ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi əm)
n., pl. -ge•a (-ˈdʒi ə)
1. the underground part of an ancient building, as a vault.
2. an underground burial chamber.
[1700–10; < Latin hypogēum < Greek hypógeion underground chamber, n. use of neuter of hypógeios; see hypogeal]