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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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Fine structure of the ciliated cells and ciliary rootlets of Intoshia variabili (Orthonectida).
Caption: Figure 4: (a) On dorsal dural incision, a mass is observed between the nerve rootlets. (b) A dissector and sucker were used to carefully peel the adherent nerve rootlets away from the disk fragment.
The evaluation of germination was carried out in 2-day intervals, and the percentage of rootlets 5-mm seeds in each treatment, as well as the Germination Speed Index (GSI), were calculated according to Maguire (1962).
Ficus retusa leaves and bark are used for rheumatism, abdominal colic, flatulence, liver diseases and rootlets for toothaches (Ravichandra et al., 2011; and Sirisha et al., 2010).
These tumors typically arise from Schwann cells of a sensory nerve root; they appear as a globular, well-defined, encapsulated mass, well defined and separated from the other rootlets [8].
The effect of crude extracts from cultivar BR-1 (aerial part, root, seed, and seed coat) was evaluated on the germination and growth of hypocotyls and rootlets of L.
For example, the yellow chanterelle mushroom found in most Eugene food markets this time of year is from fungi that live year-round in forest floor "biomass." The mushroom's mycelium help fix nitrogen for Douglas fir rootlets, enabling healthy trees to grow, or, if the forest has been cut, helping new tree starts to survive.
After germination, six plants which rootlets had length of 1 to 3 mm were placed in each pot using forceps and flamed glass rod.
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.
Not all parasitic plants tap into their host underground through the intricately interwoven complex of roots, rootlets, hyphae and mycelium.
Upper cheek teeth have three prominent roots and lack accessory rootlets; lower cheek teeth have two prominent roots and lack accessory rootlets.