monocotyledon

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monocotyledon

any flowering plant of the class Monocotyledonae, having a single embryonic seed leaf, leaves with parallel veins, and flowers with parts in threes: includes grasses, lilies, palms, and orchids

monocotyledon

[¦män·ə‚käd·əl′ēd·ən]
(botany)
Any plant of the class Liliopsida; all have a single cotyledon.
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Palms (Arecaceae) form a systematically isolated group within Monocotyledones (Uhl & Dransfield, 1987; Duvall et al.
Embryologic vegetal - les idees meconnues de Henri Baillon sur las structure de l'embryon des Monocotyledones.
Expression precoce de la monocotyledonie et raise en place du point vegetatif de la tige chez quelques Monocotyledones, avec quelques remarques sur les types de symetrie des Monocotyledones et de Dicotyledones.