Definition of Rootlike

1. Adjective. Resembling a root or roots (of a plant), or some aspect of them. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rootlike

1. resembling a root [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rootlike

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

Literary usage of Rootlike

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

1. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"... surface of the body of a Shark, its stalk penetrating into the tissues and developing rootlike processes and so enabling it to lead a parasitic life. ..."

2. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1883)
"Mushroom spawn runs through the soil in a rootlike way, absorbing the organic matter it falls in with and every here and there swelling out into roundish ..."

3. A Civic Biology: Presented in Problems by George William Hunter (1914)
"Little rootlike structures known as rhizoids dip down into the bread, and absorb food for its threadlike body. The upright threads with the balls at the end ..."

4. A Civic Biology: Presented in Problems by George William Hunter (1914)
"Little rootlike structures known as rhizoids dip down into the bread, and absorb food for its threadlike body. The upright threads with the balls at the end ..."

5. Flora Medica; a Botanical Account of All the More Important Plants Used in by John Lindley (1838)
"Grain roundish, with Stem rootlike, creeping extensively, with long, stout, scaly runner-, and densely shaggy roots. ..."

6. General Botany for Universities and Colleges by Hiram Delos Densmore (1920)
"At certain intervals these hyphal stolons send out rootlike submerged hyphal branches, which penetrate the nutrient medium on which it grows and anchor the ..."

7. Farm Friends and Farm Foes: A Text-book of Agricultural Science by Clarence Moores Weed (1910)
"Then the little Dodder sends out from along the sides of its own stalk curious rootlike projections that penetrate the tissues of the other plant and draw ..."

8. Representative Plants: A Manual for the Use of Students of Botany in by Herman Silas Pepoon (1912)
"Observe, here and there, rootlike structures, that attached the mold to the bread, ... How are the rootlike structures (substratum mycelium) sometimes ..."

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