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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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7 kilograms salt 560 grams sugar 250 grams malt rootlets For the pork: 1 2.
The preganglionic segments include the cervical spinal cord root entry zone of the ventral and dorsal nerve rootlets, the intrathecal course of these rootlets, and their intraforaminal course up until the DRG.
However, Wills and Shohet (2003) reported that the quality of rootlets and that of the crown (rhizomes) differ.
For the next 2 1/2 hours, I separate leaves from stems, carve off the hairy skin and rootlets, and cut each bulb into V4-inch cubes, meant to be folded into a sauce for spaetzle that night.
Selective Dorsal rhizotomy is a neurosurgical procedure that cuts sensory rootlets of Li to L5 that are contributing to lower limb spasticity by EMG determination.
Gemmotherapy is a new form of herbal medicine using extracts of embryonic tissues from fresh plant, such as young buds, shoots, leaves and rootlets.
Their infections can result in necrotic brown lesions and tunneling within rootlets.
As a consequence, roots become poor in rootlets and incapable of absorbing water and nutrients necessary for an adequate development of the plant, which then becomes shorter, stunted and chlorotic (Dias-Arieira, 2010).
All the Rootlets are eager to grow and learn more about their special Rootabilities, and they enjoy their healthy roasted vegetable soup and their good nights' rest.