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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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Malt rootlets, the germinated roots of the grain that form during the malting process are a by-product normally discarded or used as livestock feed.
Two hours before the end of the treatment was added colchicine concentrations of 350 ug/ml, and then rootlet were fixed.
DSEPs provide useful information on multi-level, multiple rootlet disease.
Vladimir Vuksan of the University of Toronto, this study suggests that 6 g/ day of Korean Red Ginseng rootlets helps maintain glycemic control and improves plasma glucose and plasma insulin regulation.
Each of the sensory nerve roots is then subdivided into four or five rootlets.
In contrast we observed that the presence of plant hormones developed abnormally with the induction of multiple buds without any rootlet (Figure 3 (A)).
Ultimate evaluations of germination rate, length, dry weight of rootlet and stem let of Sorghum bicolor grains, were carried out on the basis of ISTA.
outer bark Rootlet Fine rootlet of a woody plant Twig Fine woody twig (mainly eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis) TABLE 2.
It snaps on a rootlet of a walnut tree weaving out of the ground.
Attention is drawn to a fern/pteridosperm rootlet bed at 36 m above the base of the measured section (Fig.
They shed their root hairs, the rootlet decomposes, and the root axis becomes woody within 12 months of initiation (Purnell 1960; Lamont 1972).