Definition of Rhizome

1. Noun. A horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure.

Exact synonyms: Rootstalk, Rootstock
Generic synonyms: Stalk, Stem
Derivative terms: Rhizomatous



Definition of Rhizome

1. n. A rootstock. See Rootstock.

Definition of Rhizome

1. Noun. A horizontal underground stem of some plants that sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. ¹

2. Noun. (philosophy) A so-called "image of thought" that apprehends multiplicities. See (w Rhizome (philosophy)). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rhizome

1. a rootlike, underground stem [n -S] : RHIZOMIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Rhizome

1. A horizontal underground stem which can send out both shoots and roots, rhizomes sometimes have thickened areas that store starch. (23 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhizome

rhizogan
rhizogen
rhizogens
rhizoid
rhizoidal
rhizoids
rhizolite
rhizoma
rhizomania
rhizomata
rhizomatic
rhizomatics
rhizomatous
rhizomatous begonia
rhizomatously
rhizome (current term)
rhizome chaff
rhizome cutting
rhizomelia
rhizomelic
rhizomeningomyelitis
rhizomes
rhizomic
rhizomorph
rhizopathy
rhizophaga
rhizophagous
rhizophagy
rhizophora
rhizophore

Literary usage of Rhizome

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1. A Laboratory Manual in Elementary Biology: An Inductive Study in Animal and by Emanuel Roth Boyer (1894)
"(e) Again, observe the surface of the rhizome and note the decaying stipes, ... What do you infer to be the habit or manner of growth of the rhizome ? ..."

2. A Manual of Organic Materia Medica: Being a Guide to Materia Medica of the by John Michael Maisch (1887)
"164 Seed . . . .384 Veratrum album, Linn!. rhizome and roots . 110 Veratrum viride, Alton. rhizome and roots . 117 Chama>lirium luteum, Gray. rhizome 119 ..."

3. A Manual of organic materia medica: Being a Guide to Materia Medica of the by John Michael Maisch (1892)
"Sanguinaria ; rhizome and section 125 83. Geranium ; rhizome and sections 126 84. Tormentilla ; rhizome and section 127 85. Bistorta; rhizome 128 86. ..."

4. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel (1900)
"If however this stem be cut off, leafy shoots are formed at the upper (basal) portion of the rhizome, but its terminal bud does not shoot out; ..."

5. Histology of Medicinal Plants by William Mansfield (1916)
"That the structure of rhizomes is similar to the structure of roots is shown by the drawings of spigelia rhizome (Plate 91), and by ruellia rhizome (Plate ..."

6. Tall Bearded Iris (fleur-de-lis) a Flower of Songs: Names, Classification by Walter Stager (1922)
"The rhizome usually branches, more or less according to the variety, the vigor of the plant and the condition of the soil; that is, buds issue from the ..."

7. Drugs and medicines of North America: A Publication Devoted to the by John Uri Lloyd, Curtis Gates Lloyd (1885)
"The color of the fresh rhizome, both internally and externally, is bright yellow, and the plant could be easily recognized by the bright color of the ..."

8. The Flora of British India by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1890)
"... crowded on a stoat rhizome. Scape 2-3 in. ; bracts setaceous, ... ^-1 iu., cylindric; rhizome slender. Leaf 1-2 in., linear, notched. ..."

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