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See also: coléoptile
coleoptile (plural coleoptiles)
- (botany) A pointed sheath that protects the emerging shoot in monocotyledons such as oats and grasses.
- 1965, Barbara Ann Koch, Phototropic responses of corn coleoptiles:
- This kinetic scheme was proposed to account for the observed responses of Avena coleoptiles, and it was thought that it could also be applied to the phototropic responses of corn coleoptiles.
in botany, a pointed sheath
coleoptile m (plural coleoptili)