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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(7) The prevalence of double rooted canine is higher in maxilla than in mandible, and this anomaly occur more frequently in black, and male children, and bilaterally.
The amount of this increasing depending on the application of the hydrogel and irrigation interval [9], The results of this study showed that, in the absence of hydrogel, with increasing irrigation interval from 1 day to 4 days all parameters measured included the percentage of rooted cuttings, fresh and dry root weight, root length, root diameter growth, number of roots per cuttings shoved a significant reduction in each cuttings (Figures 2 to 7).
2.1 From hypergraphs to rooted and pointed hypertrees
Superuser: lets you manage superuser (root user) permissions; this is the first app a newly rooted phone needs installed on it.
This could also possibly explained why leaves can readily rooted in rooting medium (Horner et al., 1994).
The appearance of new stems and leaves aboveground is usually accompanied by the growth of new roots down below, so plants divided in spring are usually nicely rooted by late summer.
However, the actual Vertucci's classification is based on the individual roots.7,35,36 A greater number of published studies has considered two rooted premolar as a single root and consequently erroneously reported type IV as the most common type.
In other words, it is more appropriate and more clinically relevant to report holistically the percentage of three rooted maxillary first molars with a Vertucci type 2-1 in the mesiobuccal root and type 1 canals in the distal and palatal roots, respectively, than presenting only the percentage of type 2-1 canals in the mesiobuccal root separately from the other roots (Table 1).
Culture medium is a factor which influences on the percentage of cuttings which are to be rooted and kind of the root created on it.
Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is now rooted on Android 4.3 XXUEMJ5 leaked test firmware.
Use of rooted plug transplants in the field is expected to increase the initial growth rate relative to the conventional transplants, especially under dry conditions.