Definition of Root system

1. Noun. A developed system of roots.

Exact synonyms: Rootage
Generic synonyms: Scheme, System
Terms within: Root

Lexicographical Neighbors of Root System

root of nose
root of tongue
root of tooth
root out
root planing
root position
root positions
root pressure
root resorption
root rot
root rots
root sheath
root sprout
root system (current term)
root up
root vegetable
root vegetables
root vole
root voles
root word
root words

Literary usage of Root system

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Guayule (Parthenium Argentatum Gray): A Rubber-Plant of the Chihuahuan Desert by Francis Ernest Lloyd (1911)
"ROOT-SYSTEM. The root-system of the guayule consists, in a plant derived from a seedling, of a strong tap-root extending to a considerable but undetermined ..."

2. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"Ill THE ROOT-SYSTEM The seedling possesses in most cases at first only a simple ... Later a root-system develops which is formed either exclusively from the ..."

3. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1896)
"Gallery made by larvae in nursery tree; я) point at which stock was budded, just above the surface: b> the down burrow, turning just above root system and ..."

4. The Broad-sclerophyll Vegetation of California: An Ecological Study of the by William Skinner Cooper (1922)
"root system. Somewhat scanty evidence indicates that the root systems of the chaparral shrubs, ... Its root system was decidedly of the dual type. ..."

5. The Physiology of Plants: A Treatise Upon the Metabolism and Sources of by Wilhelm Pfeffer (1900)
"The Importance of the Root-system. The differentiation into root and shoot is accompanied by a marked division of labour. Thus in terrestrial plants the ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... while beneath the soil a widely-branching root-system covers an area of corresponding extent. Between these two extremes is every conceivable gradation, ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1892)
"A few appear upon the plant during its growth in summer, but the greatest development of the root-system is during and after ..."

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