dicotyl

dicot

[dahy-kot]
noun Botany.
a dicotyledon.
Also, dicotyl [dahy-kot-l] .


Origin:
by shortening

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dicotyledon (dī'kŏt'l-ēd'n) or dicot  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (dī'kŏt'l-ēd'n)  Pronunciation Key 
An angiosperm that is not a monocotyledon, having two cotyledons in the seed. The term dicotyledon serves as a convenient label for the eudicotyledons, the magnoliids, and a varied group of other angiosperms, but it does not correspond to a single taxonomic group. Compare monocotyledon. See more at eudicotyledon, leaf, magnoliid.

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