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Difference Between Monocots And Dicots

Monocots (Monocotyledon) Dicots (Dicotyledon)
The monocot embryos have a single cotyledon. The dicot embryos have a pair of cotyledons.
They have a fibrous root system. They have a tap root system.
Leaves in monocots have parallel venation. Leaves in dicots have reticulate or net venation.
Secondary growth absent. Secondary growth often present.
The roots and stems of Monocotyledons do not have a cambium and cannot enlarge in diameter. The roots and stems of Dicotyledons have a cambium and can enlarge in diameter.
A few examples of monocotyledons are garlic, onions, wheat, corn and grass. A few examples of dicots are beans, cauliflower, apples and pear.

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