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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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TABLE 3: APICAL ROOT RESORPTION IN PATIENTS 4 MONTHS AFTER THE INITIATION OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT.
The A point moved 1.1 mm backwards as a result of 1.3 mm of apical root movement and 6[degrees] of palatal tipping (Figure 7).
Apical root canal transportation and remaining dentin thickness associated with ProTaper Universal with and without PathFile.
This indicates that the apical root removal still may result in some bone loss due to the close relationship of the roots to the delicate buccal walls.
(10,11) Occasionally apical root resorption and marginal bone loss are observed phenomenon suspected to be induced by surgical trauma.
Apical root canal microbiota as determined by reverse-capture checkerboard analysis of cryogenically ground root samples from teeth with apical periodontitis.
Siqueira Jr., "Apical root canal microbiota as determined by reverse-capture checkerboard analysis of cryogenically ground root samples from teeth with apical periodontitis," Journal of Endodontics, vol.
Linear dye penetration was measured from apical root surface to the most coronal extent of dye penetration.