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Meaning of "epigeal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EPIGEAL

From Greek epigeios of the earth, from epi- + gē earth.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EPIGEAL

epigeal  [ˌɛpɪˈdʒiːəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EPIGEAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Epigeal is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EPIGEAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Epigeal

Epigeal, epigean, epigeic and epigeous are biological terms describing an organism's activity above the soil surface. In botany, a seed is described as showing epigeal germination when the cotyledons of the germinating seed expand, throw off the seed shell and become photosynthetic above the ground. The opposite kind, where the cotyledons remain non-photosynthetic, inside the seed shell, and below ground, is hypogeal germination. The terms epigean, epigeic or epigeous are used for organisms that crawl, creep like a vine, or grow on the soil surface: they are also used more generally for animals that neither burrow nor swim nor fly. The opposite terms are hypogean, hypogeic and hypogeous. An epigeal nest is a term used for a termite mound, the above ground nest of a colony of termites.

Definition of epigeal in the English dictionary

The definition of epigeal in the dictionary is of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons appear above the ground because of the growth of the hypocotyl. Other definition of epigeal is living or growing on or close to the surface of the ground.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EPIGEAL


apogeal
ˌæpəˈdʒiːəl
archaeal
ɑːˈkiːəl
endotracheal
ˌendəʊtrəˈkiːəl
esophageal
iːˌsɒfəˈdʒiːəl
glial
ˈɡliːəl
hypogaeal
ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəl
hypogeal
ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəl
irreal
ɪˈriːəl
laryngeal
ˌlærɪnˈdʒiːəl
oesophageal
iːˌsɒfəˈdʒiːəl
oropharyngeal
ˌɔːrəʊfəˈrɪndʒiːəl
perigeal
ˌperɪˈdʒiːəl
perineal
ˌperɪˈniːəl
peritoneal
ˌpɛrɪtəˈniːəl
peroneal
ˌpɛrəˈniːəl
pharyngeal
ˌfærɪnˈdʒiːəl
retroperitoneal
ˌrɛtrəʊˌpɛrɪtəˈniːəl
riel
ˈriːəl
tracheal
trəˈkiːəl
ureal
jʊˈriːəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EPIGEAL

epigamic
epigastria
epigastrial
epigastric
epigastrium
epigean
epigene
epigenesis
epigenesist
epigenetic
epigenetically
epigenetics
epigenist
epigenous
epigeous
epiglottal
epiglottic
epiglottides
epiglottis
epignathous

WORDS THAT END LIKE EPIGEAL

appeal
coccygeal
congeal
deal
geal
ideal
interphalangeal
meal
meningeal
Montreal
nasopharyngeal
phalangeal
real
reveal
sacrococcygeal
seal
syringeal
teal
the real
uncongeal

Synonyms and antonyms of epigeal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «epigeal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EPIGEAL

Find out the translation of epigeal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of epigeal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «epigeal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

epigeal
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

epigeal
570 millions of speakers

English

epigeal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

epigeal
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

epigeal
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

надземной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

epigeal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

epigeal
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

épigée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Epigeal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

epigäische
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地表上の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

epigeal
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Epigeal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

epigeal
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தரைமேல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऍपिस्टल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

epigeal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

epigea
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

epigeal
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

надземної
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

epigene
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

epigeal
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

epigeal
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

epigeal
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

epigeal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of epigeal

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EPIGEAL»

The term «epigeal» is normally little used and occupies the 148.066 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EPIGEAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about epigeal

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EPIGEAL»

Discover the use of epigeal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to epigeal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Biology: A Functional Approach. Students' Manual
Investigation 26.6 Hypogeal and epigeal germination These two types of germination are related to the different sources of nourishment available to the germinating seed. In hypogeal germination the epicotyl elongates, in epigeal germination ...
M. B. V. Roberts, T. J. King, 1987
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Plantation Technology in Tropical Forest Science
Differences in morphological and physiological characteristics among Dipterocarpaceae Dipterocarpus D. oblongifolius starch hypogeal no chlorophyll Dryobalanops D. aromatica oil epigeal chlorophyll D. oblongifolia oil epigeal chlorophyll a ...
K. Suzuki, Katsuaki Ishii, S. Sakurai, 2006
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Soil Ecology
Epigeal nests Epigeal termite mounds of diverse types are a common feature of many tropical landscapes. The mounds are normally built by higher termites belonging to a range of ecological strategies, including grass harvesters, litter feeders ...
P. Lavelle, A. Spain, 2001
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The Encyclopedia of Seeds: Science, Technology and Uses
Epigeal Seedlings in which the cotyledon (monocot) or cotyledons (dicot) emerge from above the soil surface following germination, due to extension of the hypocotyl (Fig. E.8, Table E.2). In one form of epigeal seedling establishment, initially ...
J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, Peter Halmer, 2006
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Principles of Seed Pathology, Second Edition
A. Epigeal The cotyledons and enclosed plumule (epicotyl) are carried up during hypo- cotyl growth. emerge from the soil. and become green and photosynthetic ( Figure 8-2B). Ultimately. cotyledons wither and drop. Epigeal germination ...
V. K. Agarwal, James B. Sinclair, 1996
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NEW Living Science BIOLOGY for CLASS 9
6.3 Epigeal germination in a bean seed Types of seed germination There are two types of seed germination — epigeal and hypogeal. ♢ Epigeal germination: The region of axis below the cotyledons is hypocotyl and the region of axis between ...
DK Rao & JJ Kaur
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Epigeal
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Epigeal, epigean, epigeic and epigeous are biological terms describing an organism's activity above the soil surface.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Modern Biology
Ploughing and hoeing aerate the soil and facilitate seed germination. Types of Germination Based on the behaviour of cotyledons, germination is of two types : 1. Epigeal germination . 2. Hypogeal germination 1. Epigeal Germination : In this  ...
V. B. Rastogi, 1997
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Young Scientist Series ICSE Biology 8
Types of Germination There are two basic types of germination — epigeal and hypogeal. The terms epi means above and hypo means below the soil igeal). In epigeal germination, the cotyledons are pushed above the ground due to the ...
Bhattacharya Dr. Shakuntala, Shakuntala Bhattacharya, Madhumita Seal
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Seeds
Some Species Exhibiting Hypogeal and Epigeal Seedling Growth Hypogeal Epigeal Endospermic Nonendospermic Triticum aestivum Zea mays Hordeum vulgare Phoenix dactylifera Tradescantia spp. Hevea spp. Pisum sativum Viciafaba ...
J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, 1994

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EPIGEAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term epigeal is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Atoaa' is Ashanti plum (Spondias mombin)
Contrastingly, epigeal germination is the type in which the cotyledons are lifted above the soil level (regardless of whether the seed was buried ... «GhanaWeb, Jun 14»
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Compost worm squirm
Unlike most species of worms, Red Worms are “epigeal,” which is just a fancy term for surface dwelling. They live, burrow, chomp and poop in ... «Scienceline, Mar 11»

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