radicle


rad·i·cle

noun \ˈra-di-kəl\

Definition of RADICLE

1
:  the lower part of the axis of a plant embryo or seedling:
a :  the embryonic root of a seedling
b :  hypocotyl
c :  the hypocotyl and the root together
2
:  radical 4

Origin of RADICLE

Latin radicula, diminutive of radic-, radix
First Known Use: 1671

rad·i·cle

noun \ˈrad-i-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RADICLE

1
: the rootlike beginning of an anatomical vessel or part <the radicle of a vein>

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