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(Science: plant biology) The scar on a seed coat at the place where it was attached to its stalk during development.

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... of pea seeds were soaked over night and when they reached appropriate size they were examined for visible parts. On the exterior the radicle, hilum, and micropyle were visible. When the testa was removed, and the cotyledons separated, the seed revealed the hypocotyl and two folded plumule ...

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Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Marrowfat Peas
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