Acotyledonous
Acotyledonous A*cot`y*led"on*ous (#; 277), a. Having no seed lobes, as the dodder; also applied to plants which have no true seeds, as ferns, mosses, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • acotyledonous — adjective Having no seed lobes, as the dodder; also applied to plants which have no true seeds, as ferns, mosses, etc …   Wiktionary

  • acotyledonous — acot·y·le·don·ous …   English syllables

  • acotyledonous — adjective see acotyledon …   Useful english dictionary

  • acotyledon — acotyledonous /ay kot l eed n euhs, ay kot /, adj. /ay kot l eed n, ay kot /, n. a plant without cotyledons, therefore one belonging to a group lower than the seed plants. [1810 20; A 6 + COTYLEDON] * * * …   Universalium

  • dicotyledonous — adjective a) Of or pertaining to the dicotyledons. b) Having two cotyledons. See Also: acotyledonous, monocotyledonous, polycotyledonous …   Wiktionary

  • acotyledon — [əˌkɒtɪ li:d(ə)n] noun a plant that has no distinct seed leaves. Derivatives acotyledonous adjective Origin C18: from mod. L. plural acotyledones (see a 1, cotyledon) …   English new terms dictionary

  • acotyledon — /əkɒtəˈlidən/ (say uhkotuh leeduhn) noun a plant without cotyledons. {a 6 + cotyledon} –acotyledonous /əkɒtəˈlidənəs/ (say uhkotuh leeduhnuhs), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • acotyledon —   n. plant without differentiated seed lobes.    ♦ acotyledonous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • acotyledon — n. a plant with no distinct seed leaves. Derivatives: acotyledonous adj. Etymology: mod.L acotyledones pl. (as A (1), COTYLEDON) …   Useful english dictionary

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