coleorhiza


co·le·o·rhi·za

noun \ˌkō-lē-ə-ˈrī-zə\
plural co·le·o·rhi·zae\-(ˌ)zē\

Definition of COLEORHIZA

:  the sheath investing the radicle in some monocotyledonous plants through which the roots emerge

Origin of COLEORHIZA

New Latin, from Greek koleon + New Latin -rhiza
First Known Use: circa 1866

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