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(dī-kot'il-ē'don),
Plant (shrub, herb, or tree) with seeds that consist of two cotyledons, that is, the primary or rudimentary leaf of the embryo of seed plants.
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Fig. 131 Dicotyledon . The differences between dicotyledons and monocotyledons.

dicotyledon

any flowering plant of the subclass Dicotyledonae, class Angiospermae. Other ANGIOSPERMS belong to the subclass Monocotyledonae (see MONOCOTYLEDON). See figs. 131 and 171 .
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Salient lines of structural specialization in the wood parenchyma of dicotyledons. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 65: 177-186.
Fritsch, Anatomy of the Dicotyledons. Leaves, Stem and Wood in Relation to Taxonomy, with Notes on Economic Uses.
This percentage was 20% for dicotyledons. Among dicotyledons the plants originating from the Americas included only 54% of the total.
Metcalfe, "Ecological anatomy and morphology general survey," in Anatomy of the Dicotyledons. II, C.
Aquatic and wetland plants of southeastern United States dicotyledons. University of Georgia Press, Athens.
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Pectins are a family of complex polysaccharides mainly present in the primary cell walls and intercellular regions of dicotyledons [8].
After collection, fresh plant biomass was sorted out in three categories (buffel grass, herbaceous dicotyledons and other grasses), cut into pieces, stored in plastic bags and weighed.
2008, 2009), concluding that certain levels reflect a stream pattern decrease or decrease of environmental moisture which resulted in a thicker plant cover, where they found some dicotyledons such as Asteraceae and Ranunculaceae.