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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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The greatest values of percentage, germination speed, mean daily germination speed, seedling vigor index, rootlet length, shoot length, dry weights of root and shoot were found in the first four treatments (distilled water = 0 bar) and the least values were found in the fifth treatments (1.
Due to the size of the nerves and rootlets, this is a very precise procedure and therefore the surgery can last for several hours and requires a general anaesthetic.
Each rootlet is tested with electromyographic (EMG), which records electrical patterns in muscles, and severely abnormal rootlets are detected and then cut.
These structures may be tendrils, modified stalks, rootlets or hook-like thorns.
The irregular dimples on your rhizophore mark the places where rootlets once emerged underground.
Because the rootlets that attach ivy to a wall are not true roots, they will not damage a sound wall.
These included patient 1 with a multiloculated cyst, possibly of arachnoidal origin (Figure 1, A), in which innumerable S100-positive nerve rootlets were entrapped in cyst wall.
Tangles of ivy caress the trees, as they twist and turn, and tiny rootlets find what footholds they can in the ancient bark.
are typically polyphagous and larvae feed on rootlets (Anonymous 2000; O'Brien et al.
Snow, which used to linger longer into the spring, acts like a blanket on the ground, keeping the soil and fine cedar rootlets at a consistent temperature.
These form the rootlets, branching from the main roots.
Secondly, radio-carbon dates depend on the material analysed (wood, seeds, bulk organic matter, insoluble or soluble fraction), its preservation and availability to weathering, contamination with older carbon or younger rootlets, hard water and reservoir effect, as well as the dating method used (Olsson 1986; Veski 1998; Wohlfarth et al.