monocotyledonmedical dictionary

<botany> A subclass of Angiosperm plants based on anatomical characteristics. They tend to have: narrow leaves, one cotyledon, parallel veins in the leaves, flower parts are usually in multiples of threes, a scattered arrangement of primary vascular bundles in the stem and a fibrous root system.

Compare: dicot

(09 Oct 1997)

monocondyla, monocot, monocotyl, monocotyle < Prev | Next > monocotyledonous, monocranius, monocrotaline

Bookmark with: icon icon icon icon iconword visualiser Go and visit our forums Community Forums