The first shoot of a plant embryo or seedling, above the point of insertion of the cotyledon(s). Can be relatively long in some seedlings showing etiolation.
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<plant biology> The first shoot of a plant embryo or seedling, above the point of insertion of the cotyledon. Can be relatively long in some etiolated seedlings. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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(from the article `angiosperm`) The mature embryo is a miniature plant consisting of a short axis with one or two attached cotyledons. An epicotyl, which extends above the ...
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epicotyl 1. The stem of a seedling between the cotyledons and the first true leaves. 2. That part of the stem above the cotyledons.
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In plant physiology, the epicotyl is the embryonic shoot above the cotyledons. In most plants the epicotyl will eventually develop into the leaves of the plant. In dicots, the hypocotyl is what appears to be the base stem under the spent withered cotyledons, and the shoot just above that is the epi...
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the part of the plant axis or stem between the cotyledonary node and first foliage leaves.
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