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Meaning of MONOCOTYLEDON

Pronunciation:  `mânu`kât'leedn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a monocotyledonous flowering plant
 

MONOCOTYLEDON is a 13 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: liliopsid, monocot
 
 See Also: angiosperm, class Liliopsida, class Monocotyledonae, class Monocotyledones, flowering plant, Liliopsida, Monocotyledonae, Monocotyledones

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mon`o*cot`y*le"don\, n. [Mono- + cotyledon: cf.
F. monocotyl['e]done.] (Bot.)
A plant with only one cotyledon, or seed lobe.

Note: The plural, monocotyledons, is used as the name of a
      large class of plants, and is generally understood to
      be equivalent to the term endogens.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A subclass of Angiosperm plants based on anatomical characteristics. They tend to have:
  • Narrow leaves
  • One cotyledon
  • Parallel veins in the leaves
  • Flower parts are usually in multiples of threes
  • A scattered arrangement of primary vascular bundles in the stem
  • Fibrous root system
 

 

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