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Radicle   Listen

(anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve).

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"Radicle" Quotes from Famous Books

... comparative proportion of hydrogen and oxygen in the seed, and excites the saccharine fermentation, by which the parenchymatous matter is converted into a kind of sweet emulsion. In this form it is carried into the radicle by vessels appropriated to that purpose; and in the mean time, the fermentation having caused the seed to burst, the cotyledons are rent asunder, the radicle strikes into the ground and becomes the root of the plant, ...
— Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2 • Jane Marcet

... the soil is only moistened at the time of sowing, it induces the projection of the radicle, or first root, which, in very parching weather, and in clayey cutting soil, withers away, and the crop is consequently lost, for want of a continued ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Vol. XIX. No. 540, Saturday, March 31, 1832 • Various

Words linked to "Radicle" :   anatomical structure, complex body part, anatomy, general anatomy, nerve, nervus, body structure, bodily structure, structure

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