Pileorhiza
Pileorhiza Pi`le*o*rhi"za, n.; pl. {Pilorhiz[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a cap + ? root.] (Bot.) A cap of cells which covers the growing extremity of a root; a rootcap. [1913 Webster]

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  • pileorhiza — /pī li ō rīˈzə/ (botany) noun A root cap ORIGIN: L pīleus or pīleum (see ↑pileum), Gr rhiza root …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pilorhizae — Pileorhiza Pi le*o*rhi za, n.; pl. {Pilorhiz[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a cap + ? root.] (Bot.) A cap of cells which covers the growing extremity of a root; a rootcap. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rootcap — Root cap (r[=oo]t k[a^]p ), n. (Bot.) A mass of parenchymatous cells which covers and protects the growing cells at the end of a root; a pileorhiza. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pileoriza — pi·le·o·rì·za s.f. TS bot. → caliptra {{line}} {{/line}} VARIANTI: piloriza. DATA: 1906. ETIMO: dal lat. scient. pileorhiza, comp. di pilĕus pileo e del gr. rhíza radice …   Dizionario italiano

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