Definition of acotyledon in English:

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acotyledon

Pronunciation: /əˌkɒtɪˈliːd(ə)n/

noun

Botany
A plant with no distinct seed leaves, especially a fern or moss.
Example sentences
  • One of these determinables is number of cotyledons under which fall the determinates acotyledon, monocotyledon, and dicotyledon.
  • Jussieu classifies plants on the basis of cotyledons, and divides all plants into acotyledons, monocotyledons, and dicotyledons.
  • Acotyledons are plants not furnished with cotyledons or seed-lobes, such as ferns, mosses and sea-weeds.

Derivatives

acotyledonous

Pronunciation: /əˌkɒtɪˈliːdənəs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Article 620 - The name ‘Mushroom’ applies to the product formed by the fresh or dried cell tissue of acotyledonous plants (basidiomycetes, hymenomycetes and gastromycetes).
  • They formed the first class of plants with the acotyledonous or agamous plants.
  • The name “Mushroom” applies to the product formed by the fresh or dried cell tissue of acotyledonous plants.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from modern Latin plural acotyledones (see a-1, cotyledon).

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