monocotyledonous


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mon·o·cot·y·le·don

 (mŏn′ə-kŏt′l-ēd′n) or mon·o·cot (mŏn′ə-kŏt′)
n.
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
These microbes can be isolated from the wide host range from both monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants, such as oak and pear, or to filed crop plants such as sugar beet and maize.
On the other hand, the establishment of an auxin gradient during the induction phase is essential for initiating bilateral symmetry during embryogenesis in somatic and zygotic embryos in dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous species (Jimenez, 2005).
The Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms is characterized by being a free floating aquatic plant, native of South America, belonging to the monocotyledonous class, Pontederidaceae family, Pontederiales order (Esteves, 1998), and by being an angiosperm with perennial life cycle (Bortolotto and Guarim Neto, 2005).
Although tissue culture techniques are well known with respect to monocotyledonous plants, Graminae species are recalcitrant during in vitro manipulation and hence cannot be cultured easily.
The plant species found in the diets were classified as trees, shrubs or browse, grass (Gramineae), sedges (Cyperaceae), and forbs (other dicotyledonous herbs, and monocotyledonous plants such as Liliaceae).
Both species are monocotyledonous, however different effects can be derived from soil type, which directly affects compounds bioavailability, or even by the difference in OTC uptake between species.
While the use of safeners has generally been more successful in monocotyledonous crops [26, 27], some examples of safeners do exist in dicots [28].
The results showed that OsCTZFP8 was clustered on the same branch with nine [C.sub.2][H.sub.2] zinc finger proteins from monocotyledonous plants, which distinguished them from dicotyledonous species (Figure 1(c)).