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hy·po·ge·al

 (hī′pə-jē′əl) also hy·po·ge·an (-ən) or hy·po·ge·ous (-əs)
adj.
1. Living or occurring under the earth's surface.
2. Botany Of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons remain below the surface of the ground.

[From Latin hypogēus, from Greek hupogeios : hupo-, hypo- + , earth.]

hy′po·ge′al·ly adv.

hypogean

or

hypogaean

adj
being, living or growing underground or below the earth's surface
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hypogean

adjective
Located or operating beneath the earth's surface: