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 (dī′kŏt′l-ēd′n) also di·cot (dī′kŏt′)
Any of various flowering plants that are not monocotyledons, having two cotyledons in the seed and usually flower parts in multiples of four or five, leaves with reticulate venation, pollen with three pores, and the capacity for secondary growth. The dicotyledons, which include the eudicotyledons and the magnoliids, are no longer considered to form a single valid taxonomic group.

di′cot′y·le′don·ous (-l-ēd′n-əs) adj.
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(daɪˈkɒt) or


(Botany) short forms of dicotyledon1
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(daɪˌkɒt lˈid n, ˌdaɪ kɒt l-)

any flowering plant of the class Dicotyledones having two embryonic seed leaves, flower parts in fours or fives, and net-veined leaves: includes most broad-leaved flowering trees and plants.
[1720–30; < New Latin]
di•cot`y•le′don•ous, adj.
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Noun1.dicot - flowering plant with two cotyledonsdicot - flowering plant with two cotyledons; the stem grows by deposit on its outside
angiosperm, flowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovary
class Dicotyledonae, class Dicotyledones, class Magnoliopsida, Dicotyledonae, Dicotyledones, Magnoliopsida - comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not always well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae (an early and distinctive offshoot); and three more or less advanced groups: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae
jiqui, Malpighia obovata - Cuban timber tree with hard wood very resistant to moisture
acerola, barbados cherry, Malpighia glabra, Surinam cherry, West Indian cherry - tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries
cyrilla family, Cyrilliaceae, family Cyrilliaceae, titi family - shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and small white flowers in racemes: genera Cyrilla and Cliftonia
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References in periodicals archive ?
Dioecy occurs throughout the angiosperms; however, it is more common among the dicots than the monocots (Renner and Ricklefs, 1995).
The flora consists of a variety of broadleaved plants (most likely dicots) and abundant scaly-leaved plants.
Beaman is busily slogging away on Part II of the Mount Kinabalu dicots at Kew, for Plants of Mount Kinabalu 4, and has good hopes that he will have it ready in 2004.
They also support a large number of small herbaceous dicots. The structure and species composition of these plains is maintained by near continuous grazing from the large herds of migratory wildebeest and zebra (McNaughton and Sabuni 1988).
1) Ib Silica bodies absent, multi- II branched trichomes may be present, epidermal long-cells irregularly shaped, lobed, rectangular or squarish, stomata if present of variable shape II Multi-branched trichomes Group B present, numerous stomata (Dicots only) (Fig.
Although there were reports of the presence of colchicine in Saussurea sacra (Asteraceae) (Razdan et al., 1974) and in Arisama curvatum (Araceae) (Prakash and Sinha, 1974), members of the dicots, the validity of the occurrence in these non-liliaceous plants is not credible as the authors employed only thin-layer chromatography, melting point and/or optical rotation measurements as the identification criteria.
5) What is the appropriate order of tissues in dicots moving from the bark to the pith?
Monocotyledons (monocots) are plants that have one cotyledon (seed leaf), while dicotyledons (dicots) have two cotyledons.
This publication will eventually include all vascular plants with volumes published to date covering all ferns, fern allies, gymnosperms, and some angiosperms including two subclasses of dicots, Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae, and four subclasses of monocots, Alismatidae, Arecidae, Commelinidae (in part), and Zingiberidae.
The field was dominated by a mixture of grasses and perennial dicots, with timothy (Phleum pratense) and Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) as the most common grasses, and wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) and dandlelion (Taraxacum officionale) as the most common dicots.
The hitch is that the plant genetic engineer's courier, the crown-gall bacterium Agrobacterium tumifaciens, only infects dicots, such as flax.