seed leaf


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seed leaf

n.

seed leaf

n
(Botany) the nontechnical name for cotyledon

seed′ leaf`


n.
a cotyledon.
[1685–95]

seed leaf

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Noun1.seed leaf - embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plantsseed leaf - 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
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Monocots emerge with a single seed leaf whereas dicots emerge with two seed leaves.
They are monocotyledons, so they have a single "seed leaf' and the leaf veins are parallel to each other.
Each seed should produce a single seed leaf. The following year there should be a true leaf, typically divided into three.