Definition of Dicotyledonous

1. Adjective. (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed.

Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Antonyms: Monocotyledonous



Definition of Dicotyledonous

1. a. Having two cotyledons or seed lobes; as, a dicotyledonous plant.

Definition of Dicotyledonous

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the dicotyledons. ¹

2. Adjective. Having two cotyledons. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dicotyledonous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Dicotyledonous

1. Having two cotyledons or seed lobes; as, a dicotyledonous plant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dicotyledonous

dicones
diconical
dicophane
dicopper
dicoria
dicoronene
dicoronylene
dicoronylenes
dicot
dicot family
dicot genus
dicots
dicotyl
dicotyledenous
dicotyledonous (current term)
dicotyledons
dicotyls
dicoumarin
dicoumarins
dicoumarol
dicoumarols
dicrocoeliasis
dicrocoeliidae
dicrocoeliosis
dicrocoelium
dicrotal
dicrotic
dicrotic notch
dicrotic pulse

Literary usage of Dicotyledonous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"dicotyledonous, that is ... from their embryo DICOTYLEDONES, or in English, dicotyledonous PLANTS. ... is only a variation of the dicotyledonous ..."

2. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"NATURAL FAMILIES OF dicotyledonous PLANTS. IN chapter xxv. we gave a summary of the natural families forming the second great division of plants, ..."

3. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"dicotyledonous, that is ... only a variation of the dicotyledonous type, — a difference in the number of leaves in the whorl; for a pair is a -whorl reduced ..."

4. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"The dicotyledonous and the monocotyledonous character of the embryo is correlated with ... DICOTYLEDONES or dicotyledonous PLANTS, and MONOCOTYLEDONES or ..."

5. Gray's Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1879)
"which have exogenous stems and at least dicotyledonous embryos. The latter prevails in ordinary plants with exogenous stem and dicotyledonous embryo. 173. ..."

6. Geological Excursions Round the Isle of Wight, and Along the Adjacent Coast by Gideon Algernon Mantell (1854)
"FOLIAGE OF dicotyledonous TREES.—In a previous chapter, (ante, p. 122,) a short account is given of the occurrence of dicotyledonous leaves belonging to a ..."

7. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"dicotyledonous Roots and Rhizomes. Among tne dicotyledonous roots and rootstocks of technical importance are alkanna root, soapwort, sassafras root (Laurus ..."

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