from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Growing on a lower surface of a structure, as fungi on leaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Produced below or upon the under surface: applied to fungi growing upon the under side of leaves: distinguished from epigenous and epiphyllous. Also hypophyllous.
- Growing beneath the surface, as the cephalodia of some lichens. Also hypomenous.
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