dicotyledonae definition

  • noun:
    • a course of plants comprising those seed plants that produce an embryo with two cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not necessarily well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered ancient); Caryophyllidae (an early on and unique offshoot); and three more or less higher level teams: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae.
    • comprising seed plants that create an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not at all times well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae (an earlier and unique offshoot); and three more or less advanced groups: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae
    • a course of flowers comprising those seed plants that create an embryo with two cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not at all times well-distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered ancient); Caryophyllidae (an early on and distinctive offshoot); and three pretty much advanced groups: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae.
    • comprising seed plants that create an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; split into six (not at all times well-distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered ancient); Caryophyllidae (an early and distinctive offshoot); and three more or less higher level teams: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae

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