Radicle



[rad-i-kuh l] /ˈræd ɪ kəl/

noun
1.
Botany.

2.
Chemistry. (formerly) (def 12).
3.
Anatomy. a small rootlike part or structure, as the beginning of a nerve or vein.
/ˈrædɪkəl/
noun
1.
(botany)

2.
(anatomy) any bodily structure resembling a rootlet, esp one of the smallest branches of a vein or nerve
3.
(chem) a variant spelling of radical (sense 11)
n.

1670s, in botany, from Latin radicula, diminutive of radix (see radish).

radicle rad·i·cle (rād’ĭ-kəl)
n.
A small structure, such as a fibril of a nerve, that resembles a root.
radicle
(rād’ĭ-kəl)

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