Polycotyledon
Polycotyledon \Pol`y*cot`y*le"don\, n. [Poly- + cotyledon: cf. F. polycotyl['e]done.] (Bot.) A plant that has many, or more than two, cotyledons in the seed. -- {Pol`y*cot`y*led"on*ous}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • polycotyledon — [päl΄i kät΄ə lēd′ n] n. a plant which actually or apparently has more than two cotyledons, as in the gymnosperms polycotyledonous adj …   English World dictionary

  • polycotyledon — polycotyledonous, adj. /pol ee kot l eed n/, n. a plant having more than two cotyledons, as certain gymnosperms. [1750 60; POLY + COTYLEDON] * * * …   Universalium

  • polycotyledon — noun A plant that has many, or more than two, cotyledons in the seed …   Wiktionary

  • polycotyledon — poly·cotyledon …   English syllables

  • polycotyledon — pol•y•cot•y•le•don [[t]ˌpɒl iˌkɒt lˈid n[/t]] n. bot a plant having more than two cotyledons, as certain gymnosperms • Etymology: 1750–60 pol y•cot y•le′don•ous, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • polycotyledon — |pälē, lə̇+ noun Etymology: New Latin polycotyledones, plural, from poly + cotyledones, plural of cotyledon : a plant (as the pine and other conifers) having more than two cotyledons …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polycotyledonous — Polycotyledon Pol y*cot y*le don, n. [Poly + cotyledon: cf. F. polycotyl[ e]done.] (Bot.) A plant that has many, or more than two, cotyledons in the seed. {Pol y*cot y*led on*ous}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polycotyledonous — See polycotyledon. * * * …   Universalium

  • polycot — /pol ee kot /, n. Bot. a polycotyledon. [by shortening] * * * …   Universalium

  • amphibian — Synonyms and related words: Reptilia, Surinam toad, aeroboat, air, airy nothing, angiosperm, anguine, annual, aquatic plant, batrachian, biennial, boat seaplane, bubble, bullfrog, caecilian, clipper, colubriform, cosmopolite, crawling, creeping,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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