Mon`o*cot`y*le"don (?), n. [Mono- + cotyledon: cf. F. monocotyl'edone.] Bot.

A plant with only one cotyledon, or seed lobe.

⇒ The plural, monocotyledons, is used as the name of a large class of plants, and is generally understood to be equivalent to the term endogens.

 

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