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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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Table-1: Frequency distribution of Vertucci's classification and number of apical foramina in the mesial and distal roots of mandibular first molar.
Root Insurance is reportedly nearly finished raising $350 million in new financing, ( The Wall Street Journal is reporting.
The word kdimon 'promo' is linked to the root [square root]kdm which in turn is related to many words: kodem 'before, early', hikdim 'preceded', hitkadem 'advanced', hitkadmut 'progress', kidem 'promoted, welcomed', kidum 'promotion', hakdama 'introduction', etc., all of which were formed by combining consonantal roots with existing templates.
Trees may fall over when their roots no longer can anchor their weight.
Key Words: Root resorption, Maxillary Incisors, Orthodontic treatment.
This research was conducted to determine the effects of treatments with indole-3-butric acid (0, 2, 4 and 6 g l-1 IBA) and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) (Burkholderia gladii-BA7,Bacillussubtilus-OSU142 and Bacillusmegatorium-M3) strains have on rooting and root growth of hardwood stem cuttings of black and white mulberry both alone and in combination with each bacterial strain.
According to the evaluation criteria, 141 (40.4%) out of 349 roots appeared to have acceptable root fillings in both technical variables (apical extension and density), whereas 208 (59.6%) roots appeared to have unacceptable root fillings.
I sense all pattern below, in roots. That is a heavy pattern, chains.
Two threats to a bare-root tree before it is planted are that it is kept too warm and that its roots dry out.
Moreover, among the 521 specimens of maxillary first premolars, 60.9%, 37.8%, and 1.3% were single-, two-, and three-rooted teeth, respectively, with no statistical relationship between number of roots and tooth position ( P = 0.898).
The planting media must contain pH according to plant growth, a gaseous exchange structure that permit proper aeration for roots and permit water movement (Larson, 1980).
The normal anatomy of the median nerve formation in relation to the 3rd part of the axillary artery by joining one lateral and one medial roots was observed in 65 (66.32 %) upper limbs irrespective of the gender (Fig.