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 (mŏn′ə-kŏt′l-ēd′n) or mon·o·cot (mŏn′ə-kŏt′)
Any of various flowering plants, such as grasses, lilies, and palms, having a single cotyledon in the seed, and usually a combination of other characteristics, typically leaves with parallel veins, a lack of secondary growth, and flower parts in multiples of three.

mon′o·cot′y·le′don·ous adj.
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Adj.1.monocotyledonous - (of a flowering plant) having a single cotyledon in the seed as in grasses and liliesmonocotyledonous - (of a flowering plant) having a single cotyledon in the seed as in grasses and lilies
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
dicotyledonous - (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
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Stately trees of many kinds, with smooth and highly coloured barks, are loaded by parasitical monocotyledonous plants; large and elegant ferns are numerous, and arborescent grasses entwine the trees into one entangled mass to the height of thirty or forty feet above the ground.
Pseudocereals are dicotyledonous species which are not closely related to each other or to the monocotyledonous true cereals (Shewiy, 2002).
Weeds of Cyperaceous are a family of monocotyledonous graminoid flowering plants that known as sedges, which superficially resemble grasses and rushes.
The Bromeliaceae family is a highly diverse group of monocotyledonous plants exclusive to the Neotropics (Benzing, 2000) and, nearly 56% (1 770 spp.
Members of the mastrevirus include species, which infect monocotyledonous (monocot) but it has shifted its mood from monocot to dicotyledonous (dicot) plants.
is a tall, tropical, monocotyledonous, complex aneu-polyploid plant (2n = 8x or 10x = 100-130) that propagates asexually through planting of vegetative cuttings (setts) of mature stalks.
annual monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous weeds in winter cereals.
The treatments were: T1= complete eradication of weeds (CEW), T2=CEW + Confidor, T3= Eradication dicotyledonous weed (EDWR), T4=EDW+Confidor, T5= Eradication monocotyledonous weeds (EMWR), T6=EMW+ Confidor, T7=Weedy check (WC) and T8=WC+ Confidor.
Agave sisalana Perrine (Agavaceae), popularly known as sisal in is a monocotyledonous plant from Mexico.
On the basis of the formation of the middle layers, Davis (1966) classified the development of anther walls into four types: basic, dicotyledonous, monocotyledonous, and reduced.