Webster 1913 Edition
radicula, dim. of
-icis, root: cf. F.
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.
A rootlet; a radicel.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.