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epigean

[¦ep·ə¦jē·ən]
(botany)
Pertaining to a plant or plant part that grows above the ground surface.
(zoology)
Living near or on the ground surface, applied especially to insects.
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Proportion of epigeal spider guilds in Chaco Serrano, Monte de Sierras y Bolsones and Puna ecoregions of Salta province, Argentina.
rubra are positively phototaxic in the laboratory (Couret and Wong, 1978; Bailey-Brock and Brock, 1993), implying that they should be attracted to the epigeal portion of the ecosystem, they have never been found in anchialine habitats of the islands.
Side-effects of botanicals, insect growth regulators and entomopathengic fungi on epigeal non-target arthropods in locust control, pp.
A combination of pitfall trapping (epigeal fauna) and sweep-netting (epiphytic fauna) was used to estimate arthropod abundance and biomass (Standen 2000) within 14 of the 19 habitat types (see Table 1).
There are two primary types of plant emergence from the soil: hypogeal and epigeal. In epigeal emergence, the hypocotyl, the portion of the embryonic plant between the radicle and the cotyledons, lengthens and carries the cotyledons above the soil surface.
O tipo de germinacao destas sementes, epigeal, requer a realizacao de movimento rotatorio por parte dos cotiledones dentro do solo, pois e possivel que existam
There are two main germination types of the seed: epigeal and hypogeal.
Upon emergence, the epigeal seedlings grow rapidly.