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ep·i·ge·al

 (ĕp′ə-jē′əl) also ep·i·ge·an (-ən) or ep·i·ge·ous (-əs)
adj.
1. Living or occurring on or near the surface of the ground.
2. Botany Of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons emerge above the surface of the ground after germination.

[From Greek epigeios, on the earth : epi-, epi- + , earth.]

epigeal

(ˌɛpɪˈdʒiːəl) ,

epigean

or

epigeous

adj
1. (Botany) of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons appear above the ground because of the growth of the hypocotyl
2. (Biology) living or growing on or close to the surface of the ground
[C19: from Greek epigeios of the earth, from epi- + earth]

ep•i•ge•al

(ˌɛp ɪˈdʒi əl)

also ep`i•ge′an,



adj.
living near the surface of the ground, as on low herbs or other surface vegetation: epigeal insects.
[1860–65]
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