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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

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Effects of Azospirillum brasilense on root morphology of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.
Increase in age, male gender, abnormal root morphology (increased length, excessive bulbosity or divergent roots), sinus proximity to root apices and upper first molar are the responsible factors for OAC formation.
Effects of nitrogen supply on the root morphology of corn and velvetleaf.
Plant density did not affected to root morphology of chrysanthemum, root length, root surface area, root diameter, root volume and root shoot ratio did not differ between plant density.
Three-dimensional analysis of the root morphology of mandibular first molars with distolingual roots.
The clinician should be able to mentally visualize the pulp spaces from the coronal aspect to the apical foramen and should always be aware of the common internal root morphology and the possible variations which might be encountered.
Genetic variability of root morphology and related traits in an indica-indica based mapping population of rice (Oryza sativa L.
Root morphology of the maxillary first premolar in Singaporeans.
However because the radiographs indicate normal single root morphology this suggestion is speculative.