Definition of hypocotyl in English:

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hypocotyl

Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈkɒtɪl/

noun

Botany
The part of the stem of an embryo plant beneath the stalks of the seed leaves or cotyledons and directly above the root.
Example sentences
  • A wide variety of organs from various plant species were analysed: roots, stems, hypocotyls, leaves, fruits, and petioles.
  • In wild-type Arabidopsis plants, the roots, hypocotyls, and inflorescence stems exhibit gravitropic bending.
  • Callus was formed on cotyledons, hypocotyls, and radicles of embryos.

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