adventitious root

noun

: a root that arises from any point other than the radicle or the root axis (as the prop roots of corn arising from the lower stem) compare aerial root

Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adventitious root was in 1811

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“Adventitious root.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adventitious%20root. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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