American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Botany Growing on a lower surface of a structure, as fungi on leaves.
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“Stamens six, hypogenous! anthers introrse! capsule cartilaginous, loculicidally three-valved, scurfy-leaved epiphytic!”
“I was amazed at my collection, which comprised the greater number of the hypogenous fungi of the neighbourhood.”
“come no dreams," and the last sounds of the lecturer's "hypogenous and perigenous" died away, becoming beautifully less, till your senses sank into rest, the syllables "rigging us, rigging us," seemed to melt away in the distance and fade from your memory -- Peace be with you, Doctor A.”
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