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[hahy-puh-jeen, hip-uh-] /ˈhaɪ pəˌdʒin, ˈhɪp ə-/

adjective, Geology.
formed beneath the earth’s surface, as granite (opposed to ).
formed by ascending solutions, as mineral or ore deposits (opposed to ).
formed, taking place, or originating beneath the surface of the earth Compare epigene


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  • Hypogenous

    [hahy-poj-uh-nuh s, hi-] /haɪˈpɒdʒ ə nəs, hɪ-/ adjective 1. growing beneath, or on the undersurface, as fungi on leaves. /haɪˈpɒdʒɪnəs/ adjective 1. (botany) produced or growing on the undersurface, esp (of fern spores) growing on the undersurface of the leaves

  • Hypogeous

    [hahy-puh-jee-uh l, hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi əl, ˌhɪp ə-/ adjective 1. underground; subterranean. /ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəs/ adjective 1. another word for hypogeal /ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəl/ adjective 1. occurring or living below the surface of the ground 2. (botany) of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons remain below the ground, because of the growth of the epicotyl hypogeous […]

  • Hypogeum

    [hahy-puh-jee-uh m, hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi əm, ˌhɪp ə-/ noun, plural hypogea [hahy-puh-jee-uh, hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi ə, ˌhɪp ə-/ (Show IPA) 1. Ancient Architecture. the underground part of a building, as a vault. 2. an underground burial chamber. /ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəm/ noun (pl) -gea (-ˈdʒiːə) 1. an underground vault, esp one used for burials

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