Seed-leaves sentence example

seed-leaves
  • The first leaves developed are known as seed leaves or cotyledons.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The palmate seed leaves or cotyledons look like a pair of supplicating hands and so are distinctive but easily overlooked.

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