epicotyl

noun
epi·​cot·​yl | \ ˈe-pi-ˌkä-tᵊl How to pronounce epicotyl (audio) \

Definition of epicotyl

: the portion of the axis of a plant embryo or seedling above the cotyledonary node

First Known Use of epicotyl

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epicotyl

epi- + cotyledon

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“Epicotyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicotyl. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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