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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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Rootlets remained attached to the proteoid root axis and were woody in appearance.
Rootlet length only was affected by scarification and stratification x scarification interaction (p [less than or equal to] 0.
By watching the way the muscle tone responds to this electrical stimulation, the surgeon can determine which rootlets seem to be associated with increased spasticity; those rootlets are cut.
In the research applied by Haddadchi et al [8], Brassica Napus (Canola) phenyl extract caused to the increase of Malondialdehyde concentration in the soybean rootlet which is compatible with the results gained from this research.
Once the nerves are exposed, each sensory nerve is divided into three to five rootlets.
SEPs can be useful for the overall investigation of nerve root and rootlet dysfunction (55).
Tubular mitochondria are clustered in the upper portion of the cytoplasm, and the ciliary rootlet is connected to mitochondria (Fig.
that host TF25a and TF25b contain mottling associated with vertical structures that may be desiccation cracks or rootlet horizons.
Each sample was examined under a microscope to look for contaminating materials (such as fibres, rootlets, or other plant materials), which were removed.
Between these discs the axon rootlets can exit the spinal column and enter the rest of the body.