adventitious root

noun

Definition of adventitious root

: 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

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First Known Use of adventitious root

1811, in the meaning defined above

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“Adventitious root.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adventitious%20roots. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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