Seed-leaves sentence example
The first leaves developed are known as seed leaves or cotyledons.
The name expresses the most universal character of the class, the importance of which was first noticed by John Ray, namely, the presence of a pair of seed-leaves or cotyledons, in the plantlet or embryo contained in the seed.
Flowering plants bear a seed containing an embryo, with usually one or two cotyledons, or seed-leaves; while in flowerless plants there is no seed and therefore no true cotyledon.
The palmate seed leaves or cotyledons look like a pair of supplicating hands and so are distinctive but easily overlooked.Advertisement