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epicotyl

[ep-i-kot-l, ep-i-kot-l] /ˌɛp ɪˈkɒt l, ˈɛp ɪˌkɒt l/
noun, Botany
1.
(in the embryo of a plant) that part of the stem above the cotyledons.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; epi- + Greek kotýlē cup
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  • After emerging from the ground, the simultaneous growth of the initial leaf and its epicotyl is observed.
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epicotyl

/ˌɛpɪˈkɒtɪl/
noun
1.
the part of an embryo plant stem above the cotyledons but beneath the terminal bud
Word Origin
C19: from epi- + Greek kotulē; see cotyledon
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epicotyl in Science
epicotyl
  (ěp'ĭ-kŏt'l)   
The stem of a seedling or embryo located between the cotyledons and the first true leaves.
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