epigeal


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Related to epigeal: hypogeal, Epigeal Germination

epigeal

(ĕp′ə-jē′əl) also

epigean

(-ən) or

epigeous

(-əs)
adj.
1. Living or occurring on or near the surface of the ground.
2. Botany Of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons emerge above the surface of the ground after germination.

epigeal

of or relating to seed GERMINATION in which the COTYLEDONS are carried above ground as the hypocotyl elongates, and form the first green foliage leaves of the plant. French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are epigeal.