Definition of Prop root
1. Noun. A root that grows from and supports the stem above the ground in plants such as mangroves.
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Literary usage of Prop root
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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1917)
"... same technique was employed in taking these prop root transpiration records as that used for the leaf .records made at Tortugas. ..."
2. The Principles of Grammar: Being a Compendions Treatise on the Languages by Solomon Barrett (1860)
"Prop. root. ml. 3. in. pr, 36. A vert e re. • From turn to. Root. i. pr. pan» 37. Vet о г. Forbidden I am. Prep. root, ml.3. in. pr. 3«. Ex ur e re. ..."
3. Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windsor County, Vt., for 1883-84 by Hamilton Child (1884)
"Robinson Luther, (Rochester) r 43, fanner and lumberman. ROCHESTER HOUSE, (Rochester) r 26, ML Faulkner, prop. Root Almon R., (Rochester) r 52, lumberman, ..."
4. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1916)
"This branch also produces a prop root, which fuses with both the others, and there are other fusions among the three or their branches near the ground. ..."
5. The Principles of Biology by John Irvin Hamaker (1913)
"... the enlargement being due to the accumulation of starch or other elaborated food substances. 104. A less common type of root is the prop root, ..."
6. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting, William Henry Lang (1921)
"Centrally placed to resist longitudinal pulling strains ; t, a prop root with a peripheral layer of mechanical tissue (F) to resist lateral pressure, ..."