- (in the embryo of a plant) that part of the stem above the cotyledons.
Origin of epicotyl
1875–80; epi- + Greek kotýlē cup
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- the part of an embryo plant stem above the cotyledons but beneath the terminal bud
C19: from epi- + Greek kotulē; see cotyledon
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- The stem of a seedling or embryo located between the cotyledons and the first true leaves.
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