1. [ noun ] (biology,botany) comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae; and Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae
Synonyms: class_Dicotyledones Dicotyledonae class_Dicotyledonae class_Magnoliopsida Dicotyledones
Related terms: class Angiospermae Myricales Caryophyllidae dicot_genus Primulales Diapensiales Aristolochiales Juglandales Asteridae Rosidae dicot Proteales Casuarinales Magnoliidae Gentianales Oleales Hamamelidae dicot_family Dilleniidae Urticales Plantaginales Polygonales Salicales Sapindales Ebenales Sarraceniales Scrophulariales Rhamnales Piperales monocot_family
Similar spelling:   magnoliopsid