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monocot Syllabification: mon·o·cot
Pronunciation: /ˈmänəˌkät/

Definition of monocot in English:


Short for monocotyledon.
Example sentences
  • The known flora consists of 41 ferns and fern allies, 3 gymnosperms, 291 monocots, and 516 dicots.
  • Potamogeton pectinatus is an aquatic monocot that overwinters as small tubers in the beds of lakes and rivers where oxygen supply can be severely limited or extinguished.
  • Conifers resemble monocots rather than dicots in leaf development.
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