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[ep-i-jee-uh l] /ˌɛp ɪˈdʒi əl/

Entomology. living near the surface of the ground, as on low herbs or other surface vegetation.
Botany. .
of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons appear above the ground because of the growth of the hypocotyl
living or growing on or close to the surface of the ground


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