cotyledonoid

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cotyledon (ˌkɒtɪˈliːdən)
 
n
1.  a simple embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants, which, in some species, forms the first green leaf after germination
2.  a tuft of villi on the mammalian placenta
 
[C16: from Latin: a plant, navelwort, from Greek kotulēdōn, from kotulē cup, hollow]
 
coty'ledonous
 
adj
 
coty'ledonoid
 
adj
 
coty'ledonal
 
adj
 
coty'ledonary
 
adj

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