One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- short for monocotyledon
- ‘Conifers resemble monocots rather than dicots in leaf development.’
- ‘Because the blade of grass-type monocots elongate due to activity of the intercalary meristem at the blade base, the tip of the blade is more aged than the base.’
- ‘Such herbaceous monocots are envisaged as evolving in the relatively uniform environment of the moist tropics.’
- ‘The known flora consists of 41 ferns and fern allies, 3 gymnosperms, 291 monocots, and 516 dicots.’
- ‘Potamogeton pectinatus is an aquatic monocot that overwinters as small tubers in the beds of lakes and rivers where oxygen supply can be severely limited or extinguished.’
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