hypocotyl

noun
hy·​po·​cot·​yl | \ˈhī-pə-ˌkä-tᵊl \

Definition of hypocotyl 

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

First Known Use of hypocotyl

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypocotyl

short for hypocotyledonous (stem), from hypo- + cotyledon + -ous

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