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From Greek επίγειος meaning on earth. epi on γειος from γαία earth see geology, geometry etc epigean also epigaean. Epigean paradise - paradise on earth
epigean (not comparable)
- That lives on or near the surface
epigean (plural epigeans)
- Any organism that lives on or near the surface
2015 July 8, “Convergent Reduction of Ovariole Number Associated with Subterranean Life in Beetles”, in PLOS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0131986:
- We also studied the female internal system for a species in the subgenus Aphaenops (Cerbaphaenops), and two species belonging to two other genera, one endogean (Geotrechus) and one epigean (Trechus).