Definition of Hypocotyl

1. Noun. (botany) In plants with seeds, that portion of the embryo or seedling between the root and cotyledons. ¹



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Definition of Hypocotyl

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Medical Definition of Hypocotyl

1. Part of the axis of a plant embryo or seedling between the point of insertion of the cotyledon and the top of the radicle (root). In some etiolated seedlings, the hypocotyl is greatly extended. (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypocotyl

hypocomplementemic vasculitis
hypocone
hypocones
hypoconid
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hypocorticoidism
hypocortisolism
hypocotyl (current term)
hypocotyls
hypocracy
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hypocrism
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hypocrite
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Literary usage of Hypocotyl

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1. Report (1904)
"The experiments tlms far performed have been to determine the conditions governing the development of hypocotyl buds on Linum. Uninjured plants were first ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1900)
"On the Vascular System of the hypocotyl and Embryo of Ricinus Communis, ... Sections of the hypocotyl of Rii-inus communis are frequently examined as ..."

3. Laboratory and Field Manual of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Bradley Moore Davis (1907)
"EXPERIMENT XII The permanganate test, to distinguish root from hypocotyl. Make a solution of potassium permanganate in water by adding about 4 parts, ..."

4. Guayule (Parthenium Argentatum Gray): A Rubber-Plant of the Chihuahuan Desert by Francis Ernest Lloyd (1911)
"The canals occur in this plant in well-defined systems,2 as follows: (a) Primary systems: I . In the cotyledons, the hypocotyl, and the root, ..."

5. The Power of Movement in Plants by Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin (1900)
"With dicotyledons the arching of the epicotyl or hypocotyl often appears as if it ... As this habit of the hypocotyl to arch itself appears to be universal, ..."

6. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"THE hypocotyl. STEMS BEARING SCALE-LEAVES. In certain seeds consisting of rounded or ellipsoidal masses of tissue, the embryo shows no obvious division into ..."

7. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1908)
"At the small end of these peculiar bodies is the plumule, where are concealed the first leaves of the plant, while the other end of the hypocotyl is much ..."

8. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1907)
"In the following spring the leaves develop, forming a small rosette, while the hypocotyl, and the base of the root commence to increase in thickness, ..."

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