hypocotyl

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noun hy·po·cot·yl \ˈhī-pə-ˌkä-təl\

Definition of hypocotyl

  1. :  the part of the axis of a plant embryo or seedling below the cotyledon — see seedling illustration

Origin and Etymology of hypocotyl

International Scientific Vocabulary hypo- + cotyledon


First Known Use: 1880


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