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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.


(ˈmɒn əˌkɒt)

also mon`o•cot′yl,

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monocot - a monocotyledonous flowering plantmonocot - a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside
angiosperm, flowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovary
class Liliopsida, class Monocotyledonae, class Monocotyledones, Liliopsida, Monocotyledonae, Monocotyledones - comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with a single cotyledon and parallel-veined leaves: includes grasses and lilies and palms and orchids; divided into four subclasses or superorders: Alismatidae; Arecidae; Commelinidae; and Liliidae
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Wheat, rice, sorghum and barley are among those monocot plants that can be efficiently transformed by Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Hiei et al.
& J.Presl) and their monocot relatives, the terminology to describe these types is not uniform and many terms have been applied to the same branching type (Tomlinson, 1961; Tomlinson, 1971; Fisher, 1973; Fisher & Tomlinson, 1973; Fisher, 1974; Fisher et al., 1989; Mendoza & Franco, 1998; Fisher & Zona, 2006).
As stated by Pollock (2009), Strelitzia was introduced to the Neotropics from its native South Africa; Strelitzaceae and Musaceae are related families within the monocot angiosperm Order Zingiberales (Kress & Hawn 1997).
An unrooted neighbor-joining (bootstrap value = 1000) tree was constructed using MEGA5 on the basis of multiple alignments of conserved domain sequences of the ARF proteins from monocot species (switchgrass, foxtail millet, maize, sorghum, rice, and Brachypodium) and dicot species (Arabidopsis, sweet orange, Chinese cabbage, poplar, Medicago, cotton, soybean, tomato, Grandis, and grape).
Still, with the support of protected-area management, the group was able to photograph and document specimens of epiphytes and climbers, trees, small trees and shrubs, orchids, monocot herbs, dicot herbs and ferns from the Summit Trail, Ang Ka Nature Trail and Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail at Doi Inthanon National Park on October 4 and 5.
Forage quantity and quality from monocot and dicot herb species were evaluated in June 2009 in blocks 2, 3, 4 and 5.
This aromatic monocot grows in ponds or slow-moving water, where it filters and purifies while providing protective habitat for small fish and ducklings.
Members of the mastrevirus include species, which infect monocotyledonous (monocot) but it has shifted its mood from monocot to dicotyledonous (dicot) plants.
A comparison of hispine beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) associated with three orders of monocot host plants in lowland Panama.
In dicot plants manganese deficiencies often are known with small yellow spots on leaves, also manganese deficiency symptoms in monocot plants appears as tape and gray-green spots on base of leaves.