Definition of Rootlet

1. Noun. Small root or division of a root.

Generic synonyms: Root
Derivative terms: Root



Definition of Rootlet

1. n. A radicle; a little root.

Definition of Rootlet

1. Noun. One of the smallest roots, hair roots. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rootlet

1. a small root [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rootlet

1. A radicle, a little root or small branch of a root. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rootlet

rootinesses
rooting
rooting reflex
rootings
rootkit
rootkits
rootkitted
rootkitting
rootle
rootled
rootles
rootless
rootlessly
rootlessness
rootlessnesses
rootlet (current term)
rootlet system
rootlets
rootlike
rootling
rootlings
roots
roots of olfactory tract
roots of trigeminal nerve
rootsier
rootsiest
rootstalk
rootstalks
rootstock
rootstocks

Literary usage of Rootlet

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

1. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society by Howard R. Oliver (1902)
"The rootlet has a diameter of five to six millimetres, so that it will be seen to be of a fairly large size. It is almost spherical in section, ..."

2. On the Germination, Development, and Fructification of the Higher by Wilhelm Friedrich Benedict Hofmeister, Frederick Currey (1862)
"The first rootlet is produced during the continuance of the transverse division of the ... The rootlet very soon after its appearance is separated from the ..."

3. Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery by Marion Harland (1871)
"... of your fellow-creatures and the fear of GOD—a life that cannot suffer perceptible disturbance from such a contemptible rootlet of bitterness as this. ..."

4. Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery by Marion Harland (1874)
"... of your fellow-creatures and the fear of GOD—a life that can not suffer perceptible disturbance from such a contemptible rootlet of bitterness as this. ..."

5. A Manual of organic materia medica: Being a Guide to Materia Medica of the by John Michael Maisch (1892)
"FIG. 89. Arnica.—Transverse section of rhizome, natural size, and magnified 12 diam. FIG 90. Section of rootlet, magnified 25 diam. Constituents. ..."

6. The Structure and Life-history of the Hay-scented Fern by Henry Shoemaker Conard (1908)
"This is the rootlet initial (figs. 36, 40, 41), and the three cells which bound its sides are the first segments of the rootlets. ..."

7. A Memoir of Joseph Henry: A Sketch of His Scientific Work by William Bower Taylor (1879)
"... necessary molecular mobility, soon sending a rootlet downward into the earth, and raising a stem toward the surface, furnished with incipient leaves. ..."

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