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Meaning of "epigean" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EPIGEAN

epigean  [ˌepɪˈdʒiːən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EPIGEAN

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

WHAT DOES EPIGEAN 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EPIGEAN


Aegean
iːˈdʒiːən
aeon
ˈiːən
apogean
ˌæpəˈdʒiːən
Arctogaean
ˌɑːktəˈdʒiːən
Augean
ɔːˈdʒiːən
Caribbean
ˌkærɪˈbiːən
eon
ˈiːən
Fijian
fiːˈdʒiːən
hygeian
haɪˈdʒiːən
hypogaean
ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːən
Korean
kəˈriːən
lien
ˈliːən
Neogaean
ˌniːəʊˈdʒiːən
Notogaean
ˌnəʊtəˈdʒiːən
pantheon
pænˈθiːən
pean
ˈpiːən
perigean
ˌpɛrɪˈdʒiːən
Pyrenean
ˌpɪrəˈniːən
sien
ˈsiːən
Tupian
tuːˈpiːən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EPIGEAN

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE EPIGEAN

bean
Boolean
cetacean
Chilean
clean
dean
European
gean
hypogean
Indian Ocean
jean
lean
mean
Mediterranean
Muskhogean
Muskogean
ocean
sean
South Korean
the Caribbean

Synonyms and antonyms of epigean in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «epigean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EPIGEAN

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The translations of epigean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «epigean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

epigean
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

epígeos
570 millions of speakers

English

epigean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

epigean
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

epigean
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

epigean
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

epígea
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

epigean
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

épigée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Epigean
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

epigean
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

epigean
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

epigean
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Epigean
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

epigean
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

epigean
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एपिजन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

epigean
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

epigeo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

epigean
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

epigean
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

epigean
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

epigean
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

epigean
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

epigean
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

epigean
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of epigean

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EPIGEAN»

The term «epigean» is used very little and occupies the 179.488 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EPIGEAN» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EPIGEAN»

Discover the use of epigean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to epigean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cockroaches: Ecology, Behavior, and Natural History
Wing development in cavernicolous and epigean species of the Australian genus Paratemnopteryx, based on Roth (1990b), Roach and Rentz (1998), and Slaney ( 2001). Those species described as epigean were found under bark and in ...
William J. Bell, Louis M. Roth, Christine A. Nalepa, 2007
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The Natural History of Biospeleology
Further studies on A. spelaea are desirable to prove whether this species really provides an exception for the rule that phototactic Comparison of light reactions between troglobites and their epigean relatives Unfortunately, there are only few  ...
Ana Isabel Camacho, 1992
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Fish Physiology: The Physiology of Tropical Fishes: The ...
It is hypothesized that in the absence of stabilizing selection eliminating such mutations in subterranean animals as it does for epigean species, the ecologically selected circadian rhythms present in the epigean ancestors may be lost by ...
Adalberto Luis Val, Vera Maria Fonseca de Almeida e Val, David J. Randall, 2005
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The biology of hypogean fishes
Temporal. organization. in. locomotor. activity. of. the. hypogean. loach-. Nemacheilus. evezardi,. and. its. epigean. ancestor. Atanu Kumar Pati School of Life Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur-492 010. India (e-mail:  ...
Aldemaro Romero, Aldemaro Romero Díaz, 2001
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Groundwater Ecology
Moreover, we demonstrated that these epigean organisms were spread throughout the whole adjacent fissure network during periods of groundwater recharge. Thus, the fact that surface organisms are able to establish some permanent ...
Janine Gibert, Dan Danielopol, Jack Arthur Stanford, 1994
6
Cave Biology: Life in Darkness
4.7 Interactions of cave habitats with the epigean environment - 179 with the hypogean fauna than with the epigean one. On the other hand Prous et al. (2004) conducted a similar study in two caves in Brazil and found the opposite: a larger ...
Aldemaro Romero Díaz, 2009
7
Cave Biology: Life in Darkness
4.7 Interactions of cave habitats with the epigean environment - 179 with the hypogean fauna than with the epigean one. On the other hand Prous et al. (2004) conducted a similar study in two caves in Brazil and found the opposite: a larger ...
Aldemaro Romero, 2009
8
Encyclopedia of Caves
As for epigean taxa, genetic differentiation is probably more frequently achieved by geographic isolation leading to allopatric speciation of troglobitic species. In view of the vertical spatial continuity, which allows permeability between the ...
William B. White, David C. Culver, 2012
9
Travertine
The earthy appearance of many epigean travertines might suggest an unfruitful source for crystallographers, but the advent of scanning electron microscopy belies this statement and some unique forms have been found. The processes ...
Allan Pentecost, 2005
10
Climate Change: The Karst Record:
In contrast to the one-year life cycle in the epigean population, the hypogean population seems to follow a two-year life cycle, possibly extending it to three years (Fig. 2). Monthly recordings of the temperature at the two locations during the ...
Stein-Erik Lauritzen, 1996

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EPIGEAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term epigean is used in the context of the following news items.
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Clock Evolution
Activity rhythms and behavioral characterization of two epigean and one cavernicolous harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones, Gonyleptidae). «Scientific American, Apr 12»
2
Into the Crocodile Cave
We do not encounter any blind fishes near the mouth of the subterranean tunnel, only epigean (that is, above-ground) gobioid fishes that have ... «New York Times, Jun 11»

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