Definition of Dicotyledon

1. Noun. Flowering plant with two cotyledons; the stem grows by deposit on its outside.


Definition of Dicotyledon

1. n. A plant whose seeds divide into two seed lobes, or cotyledons, in germinating.

Definition of Dicotyledon

1. Noun. (botany) A plant whose seedling has two cotyledons. ¹

2. Noun. (botany historical) Any plant in what used to be the ''Dicotyledones''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dicotyledon

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Medical Definition of Dicotyledon

1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dicotyledon

dicone
dicones
diconical
dicophane
dicopper
dicoria
dicoronene
dicoronylene
dicoronylenes
dicot
dicot family
dicot genus
dicots
dicotyl
dicotyledenous
dicotyledonous
dicotyledons
dicotyls
dicoumarin
dicoumarins
dicoumarol
dicoumarols
dicrocoeliasis
dicrocoeliidae
dicrocoeliosis
dicrocoelium
dicrotal
dicrotic
dicrotic notch

Literary usage of Dicotyledon

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1. A Course of Practical Instruction in Botany by Frederick Orpen Bower (1891)
"dicotyledon. Pick out the ovules from a fresh ovary of Capsella Bursa-pastoris, which has attained about half the ultimate size of the mature fruit: ..."

2. Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Staistical by Francis Hindes Groome (1885)
"... or, perhaps it would be more correct to say, that the oldest known dicotyledon has there been found. It is a species of poplar (Populus primeva), ..."

3. Applied Biology: An Elementary Textbook and Laboratory Guide by Maurice Alpheus Bigelow, Anna Nieglieh Bigelow (1911)
"A cross section of a very young dicotyledon stem (eg, bean or geranium) consists of thin-walled ... Transverse section of vascular bundle of a dicotyledon. ..."

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