Definition of monocotyledonous in English:

monocotyledonous

adjective

Botany
  • See monocotyledon

    • ‘However GLR-like genes have been identified in other dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous species as well as in gymnosperms, indicating that these genes are of general importance in plant physiology.’
    • ‘This protein has 11% methionine in its coding sequence and is stable in seed- and non-seed tissues of both monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants.’
    • ‘Little is known about the involvement of receptor genes in the ethylene perception of monocotyledonous plants such as rice.’
    • ‘Moreover, there is the CAM-performing Yoshua tree of the genus Yucca with a special monocotyledonous type of secondary thickening.’
    • ‘Petal abscission was rare in the monocotyledonous flowers tested, and common in the eudicotyledons.’

Pronunciation

monocotyledonous

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)kɒtɪˈliːd(ə)nəs/