class dicotyledonae definition

  • noun:
    • comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; split into six (not always well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered ancient); Caryophyllidae (an early and unique offshoot); and three pretty much higher level teams: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae
    • comprising seed plants that create an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (never well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae (an early and distinctive offshoot); and three just about advanced teams: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae

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