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dicotyledonous

[dahy-kot-l-eed-n-uh s, dahy-kot-l-] /daɪˌkɒt lˈid n əs, ˌdaɪ kɒt l-/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Dicotyledoneae; having two cotyledons.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; dicotyledon + -ous
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  • Suppose there were no way to observe the development of two dicotyledonous plants from their seeds-the apple tree and the bean.
  • Although protein expression in dicotyledonous plant cells was enabled, the claims covered any plant cell.

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