dicotyledon

Type: Term Pronunciation: dī-kot′il-ē′don Definitions: 1. Plant (shrub, herb, or tree) with seeds that consist of two cotyledons, the primary or rudimentary leaf of the embryo of seed plants.
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Dicotyledon

Having two cotyledons in each seed, e.g. beans, including flowering plants which are not monocotyledons, the majority of annual weeds and many perennial weeds.
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Dicotyledon

A member of one of the two classes of flowering plants, distinguished by having seedlings with usually a pair of seedling leaves (cotyledons) and commonly with floral parts in fours or fives, leaves with net venation and ability to form wood by secondary (cambial) cell division within the tissues.
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Dicotyledon

Di·cot`y·le'don (di*kŏt`ĭ*lē'dŭn) noun [ Prefix di- + cotyledon .] (Botany) A plant whose seeds divide into two seed lobes, or cotyledons, in germinating.
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dicotyledon

A subclass of of Angiosperms. They tend to have: ... Broad leaves ... Two cotyledons ... Netlike veins in the leaves ... flower parts are usually in fours or fives ... A ring of primary vascular bundles in the stem ... taproot system Compare: monocot ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Dicotyledon

• (n.) A plant whose seeds divide into two seed lobes, or cotyledons, in germinating.
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dicotyledon

any plant of the class Magnoliopsida (magnoliatae, Dicotyledones), the larger of the two great groups (the smaller is the Liliopsida, or ... [20 related articles]
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dicotyledon

dicotyledon, dicotyledonous A flowering plant with two embryonic seed leaves or cotyledons that usually appear at germination and whose subsequent leaves have a network of veins. Most herbaceous plants, trees, and bushes are dicotyledons.
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Dicotyledon

The dicotyledons, also known as dicots, are a group of flowering plants whose seed typically has two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. There are around 199,350 species within this group. Flowering plants that are not dicotyledons are monocotyledons, typically having one embryonic leaf. Dicotyledons are not a monophyletic group, and therefore the nam
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dicotyledon

Any member of the class Dicotyledonae of angiosperms (flowering plants). Dicotyledons are characterized as having two cotyledons (seed leaves) in the seed embryo. Other general features include broad, net-veined leaves; flower parts (sepals, petals, stamens) arranged in whorls of fours or fives; vas...
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Dicotyledon

Dicotyledon is one of the two groups of flowering plants, primarily distinguished from the Monocotyledons by the two cotyledons or seed leaves formed at the end of the growing embryo, and by the depression between which the growing point of the shoot originates.
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dicotyledon

Major subdivision of the angiosperms, containing the great majority of flowering plants. Dicotyledons are characterized by the presence of two seed leaves, or cotyledons, in the embryo, which is usually surrounded by the endosperm. They generally have broad leaves with netlike veins
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Dicotyledon

a plant having two seed leaves, one of the two major divisions of flowering plants (compare monocotyledon)
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dicotyledon

a flowering plant whose embryo has two (rarely more) cotyledons (seed leaves) (common usage
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