Hyp`o*ge"um (?), n.; pl. Hypogea (#). [L., fr. Gr. , , subterranean; under + , , the earth.] Anc. Arch.

The subterraneous portion of a building, as in amphitheaters, for the service of the games; also, subterranean galleries, as the catacombs.

 

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