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 (hī′pə-jē′əl) also hy·po·ge·an (-ən) or hy·po·ge·ous (-əs)
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.








1. (Biology) occurring or living below the surface of the ground
2. (Botany) botany of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons remain below the ground, because of the growth of the epicotyl
[C19: from Latin hypogēus, from Greek hupogeios, from hypo- + earth]


(ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi əl)

also hy`po•ge′an, hy`po•ge′ous,

existing or growing underground.
[1680–90; < Latin hypogē(us) (< Greek hypógeios underground =hypo- hypo- + -geios, adj. derivative of earth)]
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Professor Giudice has challenged the hypothesis that the quarter was a military camp -- the site is widely referred to as Garrison's Camp -- arguing, based on many years of excavation and study, that it was actually an area of great hypogeal pagan sanctuaries, the scene of a great struggle between paganism and an upstart Christian religion.
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