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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Monocotyledons were positively selected on both sides (east: [W.
an arborescent monocotyledon with secondary growth from the Middle Miocene of Northwestern Nevada, U.
2008) and only the type and the level of responses in desired plants are varied, while, studied monocotyledon plants showed no response against this protein (Bailey 1995).
Nature of the sporoderm in monocotyledons, with special reference to the pollen grains of Canna and Heliconia.
The shoreline plants used in this study included an equal number of monocotyledons and dicotyledons from along the environmental gradient.
Revisiting the Argentinean monocotyledon fossil record.
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Two new monocotyledon families: Anemarrhenaceae and Behniacae (Lilianae: Asparagales).
COLODETTE (2001) claimed that the chemical structure of the xylan monocotyledons is less acidic than the xylans in eucalyptus wood, causing this hemicellulose to be more resistant to chemical degradation during pulping.