polycotyledon

[pol-ee-kot-l-eed-n]

noun

a plant having more than two cotyledons, as certain gymnosperms.

Nearby words

  1. polyconic,
  2. polyconic projection,
  3. polycoria,
  4. polycot,
  5. polycotton,
  6. polycrates,
  7. polycrotic,
  8. polycrotism,
  9. polycrystal,
  10. polycrystalline

Origin of polycotyledon

First recorded in 1750–60; poly- + cotyledon

Related formspol·y·cot·y·le·don·ous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for polycotyledon

polycotyledon

noun

any of various plants, esp gymnosperms, that have or appear to have more than two cotyledons
Derived Formspolycotyledonous, adjective

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