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monocotyledon vs. dicotyledon

[ mon-uh-kot-l-eed-n ]
  1. an angiospermous plant of the class Monocotyledones, characterized by producing seeds with one cotyledon and an endogenous manner of growth.
[ dahy-kot-l-eed-n, dahy-kot-l- ]
  1. any angiospermous plant of the class (or subclass) Dicotyledoneae, producing seeds with two cotyledons and having an exogenous manner of growth.

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