Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Living or occurring under the earth's surface.
  • adjective Botany Of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons remain below the surface of the ground.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Subterranean; underground; in botany, growing beneath the surface of the earth, as parts of plants, or in a few instances entire plants, as the truffle and the tuckahoe. Also hypogeous, hypogæous, hypogean, hypogæan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective existing or growing underground

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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hypo- +‎ -geal

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