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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 radix extract (0.13 mM [Fe.sup.2+]/mg extract) obtained using the ultrasonic bath method exhibited the lowest ferric reducing/antioxidant power activity.
Radix's clients include Nestle, Phillips, Noor Bank, National Bank of Oman and Landmark Group.
Different organs (roots, leaves, and stems) were separately harvested from Sophorae Radix collected in Damyang (Jeollanam-do, Korea) in April 2016.
We take the number of extra channels, the radix of the network, and the channel spacing as the three variables to calculate the trimming power of the optical network, and the result is shown in Figure 6.
In this study, the H+-Mn2+-CH COCH -BrO - was used as the chemical oscillation system to investigate the influences of electrochemical fingerprints of Radix Paeoniae Alba in terms of temperature, stirring rate, dosage, hydrogen ion concentration, etc.
Architecture of the proposed high-frequency four parallel Radix 22 module as first processing module (z=7)
Among them, 21 components were discovered in Scutellariae Radix and 9 in Bupleuri Radix.
Partial least squares regression (PLSR) was used for developing quantitative NIR and MIR models of cartap (Ca), thiocyclam (Th), and tebufenozide (Te) in CHMs including Radix Angelicae Dahuricae and Liquorices.
This considerable variation might arise from the variable quality of the radix isatidis raw material and unstable manufacturing technology.
The total saponins from Actinidia arguta radix (SAA), total flavonoids from Glycyrrhizae radix et rhizoma (FGR), total coumarins from Peucedani radix (CPR), and total flavonoids from Spatholobi caulis (FSC) were extracted and used in current studies.
(E) Sulfasalazine 30 mg/kg + Cinnamomi Cortex and Bupleuri Radix mixture 30 mg/kg treated group (SCB)
Conclusions: This study has evaluated the ant-cancer activity of the organic extract of Angelica dahurica Radix against colon cancer cells and provided a basis of further development of the herbal extract for treatment of colon cancer.