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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The stem of a seedling or embryo located between the cotyledons and the first true leaves.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the part of a growing embryo above the cotyledons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany In plants with seeds, that portion of the embryo or seedling above the cotyledons.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[epi– + cotyl(edon).]

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