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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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Hermel paganum is called Espand in Persian, and its oil extract is used as hair tonic, nourishing the hair root and prevention of hair loss and dandruff.
Initially, the company's two R&D units have histologically confirmed that a peroxide, which consists of oxidized sebum, causes the death of hair root cells and stimulates the baldness.
Telogen is the last phase of the hair growth cycle when the hair root becomes keratinized and bulbous-shaped (club-like).
Thermal straightening, by contrast, kills the inner portion of the hair root, eliminating the spring that gives hair extra texture and volume and resulting in flat, limp hair that cannot be styled.
When traction is applied to the hair, especially with rollers, rubber bands, or other hair accessories that stay in place for a long time, too much stress is placed on the hair root.
Sumitomo Electric Industries gained 7 yen to 757 yen after it said Wednesday it has developed a synthesized protein that can help regenerate hair root cells.
There are three possible main routes for the incorporation of FAEEs into hair: (a) incorporation of the esters from systemic blood circulation or surrounding tissues into the cells of the hair root; (b) diffusion of ethanol into the cells of the hair roots and synthesis and incorporation of the esters there; and (c) synthesis from ethanol in the sebaceous glands, excretion with sebum in the upper region of the hair root, distribution on the hair surface with sebum, and diffusion into the hair matrix.
The research indicates that pigment producing cells around the hair root disappear once the hair stops growing and enters the regression stage.
Electrolysis removes hair with a tiny, split-second impulse directed to the hair root.
In one approach, researchers remove a few hair follicles from human skin and extract from each follicle about 10,000 outer root sheath (ORS) cells, which surround the hair root.
A dermatologist and naturopath present at the media launch explained that Novuhair works by increasing blood circulation in the scalp, thereby increasing the flow of nutrients to the hair root.