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cotyledon
bean seed germinating

cot·y·le·don

 (kŏt′l-ēd′n)
n.
1. Botany A leaf of the embryo of a seed plant, which upon germination either remains in the seed or emerges, enlarges, and becomes green. Also called seed leaf.
2. Anatomy One of the lobules constituting the uterine side of the mammalian placenta, consisting mainly of a rounded mass of villi.

[Latin cotylēdōn, navelwort, from Greek kotulēdōn, from kotulē, hollow object.]

cot′y·le′don·ar′y (-ēd′n-ĕr′ē), cot′y·le′don·al (-ēd′n-əl), cot′y·le′do·nous (-ēd′n-əs) adj.

cotyledon

(ˌkɒtɪˈliːdən)
n
1. (Botany) a simple embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants, which, in some species, forms the first green leaf after germination
2. (Zoology) a tuft of villi on the mammalian placenta
[C16: from Latin: a plant, navelwort, from Greek kotulēdōn, from kotulē cup, hollow]
ˌcotyˈledonal adj
ˌcotyˈledonary adj
ˌcotyˈledonous, ˌcotyˈledoˌnoid adj

cot•y•le•don

(ˌkɒt lˈid n)

n.
the primary or rudimentary leaf of the embryo of seed plants.
[1535–45; < Latin: navelwort < Greek kotylēdṓn literally, a cuplike hollow, derivative of kotýlē cup]
cot`y•le′don•al, cot`y•le′don•ar`y (-ˌɛr i) cot`y•le′don•ous, adj.

cot·y·le·don

(kŏt′l-ēd′n)
A leaf of the embryo of a seed-bearing plant. Most cotyledons emerge, enlarge, and become green after the seed has germinated. Cotyledons either store food for the growing embryo or absorb food that has been stored in the endosperm for eventual distribution to the growing parts of the embryo. Also called seed leaf. See more at dicotyledon, monocotyledon.

cotyledon

A seed leaf that provides food for an embryo plant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cotyledon - embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plantscotyledon - embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants
cataphyll - a reduced or scarcely developed leaf at the start of a plant's life (i.e., cotyledons) or in the early stages of leaf development
Translations

cotyledon

[ˌkɒtɪˈliːdən] Ncotiledón m

cotyledon

nKeimblatt nt

cotyledon

[ˌkɒtɪˈliːdn] n (Bot) → cotiledone m
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Cotyledonoid uterine leiomyoma results from such growth patterns as: a.
Model of growth: 0 = psilotioid; 1 = selaginelloid; 2 = cotyledonoid. [New character, derived from the classification of growth models presented in Rothwell, 1995; somewhat similar to concept of character 72 of Pryer et al., 1995.]