Definition of Monocotyledonous

1. Adjective. (of a flowering plant) having a single cotyledon in the seed as in grasses and lilies.

Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Antonyms: Dicotyledonous
Derivative terms: Monocotyledon

Definition of Monocotyledonous

1. a. Having only one cotyledon, seed lobe, or seminal leaf.

Definition of Monocotyledonous

1. Adjective. (botany) Of or pertaining to a flowering plant having a seed with one embryonic leaf (a single cotyledon). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Monocotyledonous

1. Having only one cotyledon, seed lobe, or seminal leaf. Origin: Cf. F. Monocotyledone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Monocotyledonous

monoclonal peak
monoclonal protein
monoclonals
monocomponent
monocondyla
monocoordinated
monocoque
monocoques
monocot family
monocot genus
monocots
monocotyl
monocotyle
monocotyledons
monocotyls
monocracies
monocracy
monocranius
monocrat
monocratic
monocratically
monocrats
monocrotaline
monocrotic
monocrotic pulse
monocrotism
monocrotophos

Literary usage of Monocotyledonous

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)
"monocotyledonous (meaning with single cotyledon) is the name of the one-coty- f ... called monocotyledonous PLANTS, or, for shortness, ..."

2. 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 profound differences in the whole ulterior development, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The sixth fascicle, by Dr. Karsten, contains photographs of six species of monocotyledonous trees, including one plate ..."

4. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"monocotyledonous OR ENDOGENOUS PLANTS. Stems composed of cellular tissue and scattered bundles of woody fibre and vessels, destitute of proper pith, bark, ..."

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