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Meaning of COTYLEDON

Pronunciation:  `kât'leedn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants
 

COTYLEDON is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: seed leaf
 
 See Also: foliage, leaf, leafage

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cot`y*le"don\ (k?t`?-l?"d?n), n. [Gr.??? a cupshaped
hollow, fr. ???. See {Cotyle}.]
1. (Anat.) One of the patches of villi found in some forms of
   placenta.

2. (Bot.) A leaf borne by the caulicle or radicle of an
   embryo; a seed leaf.

Note: Many plants, as the bean and the maple, have two
      cotyledons, the grasses only one, and pines have
      several. In one African plant ({Welwitschia}) the
      cotyledons are permanent and grow to immense
      proportions.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A "seed leaf" of a plant, which either stores or absorbs food.
 

 

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