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Webster 1913 Edition


Radicle

Rad′i-cle

(răd′ĭ-k’l)
,
Noun.
[L.
radicula
, dim. of
radix
,
-icis
, root: cf. F.
radicule
. See
Radix
.]
(Bot.)
(a)
The rudimentary stem of a plant which supports the cotyledons in the seed, and from which the root is developed downward; the stem of the embryo; the caulicle.
(b)
A rootlet; a radicel.

Webster 1828 Edition


Radicle

RAD'ICLE

,
Noun.
[L. radicula, from radix.]
1.
That part of the seed of a plant which upon vegetating becomes the root.
2.
The fibrous part of a root, by which the stock or main body of it is terminated.

Definition 2022


radicle

radicle

English

Noun

radicle (plural radicles)

  1. (botany) The rudimentary shoot of a plant which supports the cotyledons in the seed, and from which the root is developed downward; the root of the embryo.
  2. (botany) A rootlet.
  3. (chemistry) Archaic form of radical.

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References

  • radicle in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

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