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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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Hence it prevents oil getting deposited at the hair root and stimulates ventilation inside the scalp.
The determination of sex chromatin is easy, within minutes we can determine the sex of the person or individual while compare the sex determination from individual while compare the sex determination from other methods like, sex chromatin from polymorph leukocytes, Hair root, and skin, and amniotic fluid.
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.
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. Over time, the hair stops growing, especially on the edges of the hairline.
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.
Evaluation of the human hair root for DNA typing subsequent to microscopic comparison, Journal of Forensic Sciences (1998) 43:305-314.
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.
The hair removal systems kills the hair root, but without using a needle, which results in less pain.
Electrolysis removes hair with a tiny, split-second impulse directed to the hair root. It can be used on every part of the body (except inside the nose and ears,) is cost-effective, relatively painless and falls within most people's time and budget constraints.
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. They culture these cells along with dermal fibroblasts - a type of skin cell - gaining about 1 million ORS cells within two or three weeks.
"There are several hormone and other tests which help make the diagnosis, such as slightly raised testosterone and a low level of a protein called globulin, which grips onto the testosterone so it can't stimulate the hair root.