fibrous root

fibrous root
noun Date: 1626 a root (as in most grasses) that has no prominent central axis and that branches in all directions

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  • Fibrous joint — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = junctura fibrosa GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = j 02 DorlandsSuf = 12466171 Fibrous joints are… …   Wikipedia

  • Root of penis — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = radix penis GraySubject = 262 GrayPage = 1249 Caption = The constituent cavernous cylinders of the penis. Caption2 = Vertical section of bladder, penis, and urethra. Precursor = System = Artery = Vein =… …   Wikipedia

  • root — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rootlet, radicle, radicel, taproot; radical; base, origin, essence, source; etymon. See numeration, cause. v. plant, implant, fix; eradicate, extirpate; take root; informal, acclaim, cheer. See… …   English dictionary for students

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