dicotyledon

dicotyledon [dī΄kät΄ə lēd′'n]
n.
Bot. any of a class (Magnoliopsida) of angiosperms, as oak trees, legumes, and cactuses, with an embryo containing two cotyledons (seed leaves), characterized by net-veined leaves, flower parts in fours or fives, and the presence of cambium: often clipped to dicot
dicotyledonous
adj.

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  • dicotyledon — di*cot y*le don (d[ i]*k[o^]t [i^]*l[=e] d[u^]n), n. [Pref. di + cotyledon.] (Bot.) A plant whose seeds divide into two seed lobes, or cotyledons, in germinating. Syn: dicot, dicotyl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dicotyledon — ► NOUN ▪ a plant with an embryo bearing two cotyledons (seed leaves) …   English terms dictionary

  • dicotyledon — UK [daɪˌkɒtɪˈliːd(ə)n] / US [daɪˌkɑt(ə)lˈɪd(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms dicotyledon : singular dicotyledon plural dicotyledons biology a plant that produces seeds that develop into two leaves …   English dictionary

  • dicotyledon — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1727 any of a class or subclass (Magnoliopsida or Dicotyledoneae) of angiospermous plants that produce an embryo with two cotyledons and usually have floral organs arranged in cycles of four or five and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dicotyledon — Dicot redirects here. For the band, see Dicot (band). Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledons) Magnolia flower Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • dicotyledon — /duy kot l eed n, duy kot l /, n. Bot. any angiospermous plant of the class (or subclass) Dicotyledoneae, producing seeds with two cotyledons and having an exogenous manner of growth. Cf. monocotyledon. [1720 30; < NL Dicotyledones a pre Linnean… …   Universalium

  • dicotyledon — noun a) A plant whose seedling has two cotyledons. b) Any plant in what used to be the Dicotyledones. Syn: dicot, magnoliopsid …   Wiktionary

  • dicotyledon — Plant (shrub, herb, or tree) whose seeds consist of two cotyledons, i.e., the primary or rudimentary leaf of the embryo of seed plants. * * * di·cot·y·le·don (di kot″əl eґdon) [di + cotyledon] a flowering plant with embryos having two… …   Medical dictionary

  • dicotyledon — Synonyms and related words: Angiospermae, Cycadales, Ginkgoales, Gnetales, Monocotyledones, Pinales, amphibian, angiosperm, angiosperms, annual, aquatic plant, biennial, conifers, cosmopolite, cutting, cycads, deciduous plant, dicot, dicotyledons …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dicotyledon — di·cot·y·le·don || ‚daɪkÉ’tɪ liːdÉ™n n. plant with two seed leaves (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

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