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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.


(daɪˈkɒt) or


(Botany) short forms of dicotyledon1


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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I will employ the filamentous pathogen Phytophthora palmivora to mine plant alleles and unravel host processes providing microbial access in roots and leaves of monocot and dicot plants.
Most research in this field has been done with the dicot model plant A.
There is also expected to be a significant disruption on rail services to and from London Paddington due to major engineering work at Dicot Parkway and Reading railway stations.
2] quadrat we estimated percentage of ground occupied by bare ground, little bluestem, other grasses (indiangrass, buffalo grass [Buchloe dactyloides], Johnson grass [Sorghum halepense], hairy grama [Bouteloua hirsuta], and others), dicot forbs, and tree canopy as falling into one of seven categories: 0%, 1-5%, 6-25%, 26-50%, 51-75%, 76-95%, or 96-100%.
332 weeds biotype from 189 plants species have shown resistance to the herbicides until mid of 2009 (113 monocot species, 76 dicot species).
GENERAL INFORMATION Symbol: CASA2 Family: Brassicaceae - mustards or mustard flowers Group: Dicot Family: Brassicaceae - mustards or mustard flowers Duration: Annual, biennial Growth habit: Forb/herb Genus: Camelina Crantz - false flax Species: Camelina Sativa - gold-of-pleasure
153) The patent specification taught the PHOSITA how to make transformed dicot cells but not transformed monocot cells, making the transformed monocot cells the gap embodiments.
Today's announcement, which is expected to benefit the academic community and other crop researchers, has the potential to further advance research and development of new technologies in key dicot crop plants.
The Okanagan Highlands climate has been determined by taxon-independent leaf physiognomy data from variables such as the size and shape of dicot leaves and by taxon-dependent analyses of the nearest-living-relative climatic associations of plant micro- and megafossils and insects (Figs.
The ACCases of grasses are sensitive to these herbicides, whereas the ACCases of dicot plants are not.
The characteristics of the structure of a standard dicot leaf such as the venation patterns were initially identified by Hickey [5,6].