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Cotyledon MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cotyledon
Tree Number(s)
A18.024.500.750.333
A18.024.875.500
Unique ID
D018548
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018548
Annotation
coordinate with specific plant
Scope Note
A part of the embryo in a seed plant. The number of cotyledons is an important feature in classifying plants. In seeds without an endosperm, they store food which is used in germination. In some plants, they emerge above the soil surface and become the first photosynthetic leaves. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
Entry Term(s)
Coleoptile
Coleoptiles
Cotyledons
Seed Leaf
Seed Leaves
Previous Indexing
Plants (1966-1994)
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/06/07
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Cotyledon Preferred
Coleoptile Narrower
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