any plant belonging to one of the two major groups of flowering plants, comprising over 60 per cent of all plants, normally having net-veined leaves and two cotyledons in the seed

Nearby words

  1. eudemonia,
  2. eudemonic,
  3. eudemonics,
  4. eudemonism,
  5. eudiaphoresis,
  6. eudiometer,
  7. eudiometry,
  8. eudora,
  9. eudoxus,
  10. eudoxus of cnidus

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Science definitions for eudicotyledon


[yōō′dī-kŏt′l-ēdn]eudicot (yōō-dīkŏt′)

An angiosperm having two cotyledons in the seed, leaves with a network of veins radiating from a central main vein, flower parts in multiples of four or five, and a ring of vascular cambium in the stem. In contrast to most monocotyledons, eudicotyledons undergo secondary growth. Eudicotyledons are the largest angiosperm group; they include most cultivated plants and many trees.
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