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polycotyledon

[ pol-ee-kot-l-eed-n ]
/ ˌpɒl iˌkɒt lˈid n /
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noun
a plant having more than two cotyledons, as certain gymnosperms.
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Origin of polycotyledon

First recorded in 1750–60; poly- + cotyledon

OTHER WORDS FROM polycotyledon

pol·y·cot·y·le·don·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for polycotyledon

polycotyledon
/ (ˌpɒlɪˌkɒtɪˈliːdən) /

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

Derived forms of polycotyledon

polycotyledonous, adjective
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