Rootcap
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]

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  • rootcap — /rooht kap , root /, n. Bot. the loose mass of epidermal cells covering the apex of most roots, serving to protect the meristematic cells behind it. [1875 80; ROOT1 + CAP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rootcap — root•cap [[t]ˈrutˌkæp, ˈrʊt [/t]] n. bot the loose mass of cells that covers and protects the tip of most roots • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • rootcap — /rooht kap , root /, n. Bot. the loose mass of epidermal cells covering the apex of most roots, serving to protect the meristematic cells behind it. [1875 80; ROOT1 + CAP1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mucigel — is a slimy substance that covers the rootcap of the roots of plants. It is a highly hydrated polysaccharide, most likely a pectin, which is secreted from the outermost (epidermal) cells of the rootcap. Mucigel is formed in the Golgi bodies of… …   Wikipedia

  • Meristem — Tunica Corpus model of the apical meristem (growing tip). The epidermal (L1) and subepidermal (L2) layers form the outer layers called the tunica. The inner L3 layer is called the corpus. Cells in the L1 and L2 layers divide in a sideways fashion …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • calyptrogen — kəˈliptrəjən, ˌjen noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary calyptro + gen : the layer of cells from which the rootcap originates …   Useful english dictionary

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