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Epicotyl vs. Plumule

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Epicotylnoun

(botany) In plants with seeds, that portion of the embryo or seedling above the cotyledons.

Plumulenoun

(botany) The first bud, or gemmule, of a young plant; the bud, or growing point, of the embryo, above the cotyledons.

Epicotyl

An epicotyl is important for the beginning stages of a plant's life. It is the region of a seedling stem above the stalks of the seed leaves of an embryo plant.

Plumulenoun

(zoology) A down feather.

Plumulenoun

(zoology) The aftershaft of a feather.

Plumulenoun

(zoology) One of the featherlike scales of certain male butterflies.

Plumulenoun

The first bud, or gemmule, of a young plant; the bud, or growing point, of the embryo, above the cotyledons. See Illust. of Radicle.

Plumulenoun

A down feather.

Plumulenoun

down feather of young birds; persists in some adult birds

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