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dicotyledon

1. any flowering plant of the class Dicotyledonae, normally having two embryonic seed leaves and leaves with netlike veins. The group includes many herbaceous plants and most families of trees and shrubs
2. primitive dicotyledon. any living relative of early angiosperms that branched off before the evolution of monocotyledons and eudicotyledons. The group comprises about 5 per cent of the world's plants

dicotyledon

[‚dī‚käd·əl′ēd·ən]
(botany)
Any plant of the class Magnoliopsida, all having two cotyledons.
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Thus, it makes the whole structure similar to the rhytidome of conifers and dicots in appearance (Fig.
Cheadle thought that vessels originated independently in monocotyledons and dicotyledons, but that was at a time when monocots and dicots were thought to represent the products of the first forking of the angiosperm tree.
In general, the frequency of plant species represented by the sequences shows similarities to dicot sequences to be more prevalent than to gymnosperm and monocot sequences.
six to eight times within monocots, but was much more common in dicots,
In particular, the matrix polysaccharides of grasses and other recently evolved monocots (plants with single seed leaves and parallel veination) are quite distinct from those of dicots (plants with two seed leaves and branched veins) (table 1) (Carpita 1996).
Residual Ashe juniper berries and hackberries in the environment (Table 4) and new, succulent foliage of white sweet clover, oneseed croton, and unidentified dicot herbage were important plant items in the diet.
I doubt that a minute fraction of the 300-some students that passed through my labs could tell you today what a monocot or a dicot is, or even the difference between a simple and compound leaf.
BLAST comparisons found each of these four amino acid sequences more similar to an alpha-tubulin from a dicot, gymnosperm, or alga species than it was to any other alpha-tubulin sequence presently known from Ceratopteris or from the fern Anemia phyllitidis or the moss Physcomitrella patens.
Native showy and attractive dicot volunteers included: Chamaecrista fasciculata, Eupatorium capillifolium, Helenium amarum, and Solidago sp.
McLoughlin's proudest moment as manager was when his side reached the semi-final of the FA Vase in 2005 before losing to eventual winners Dicot Town.
Nesothamnus: old genus name for Perityle, family Compositae, a dicot (www.
The dicot grasses are coming through on the trail,'' she said about the two-leaf blades of grass.