coleorhiza

noun
co·​le·​o·​rhi·​za | \ ˌkō-lē-ə-ˈrī-zə How to pronounce coleorhiza (audio) \
plural coleorhizae\ ˌkō-​lē-​ə-​ˈrī-​(ˌ)zē How to pronounce coleorhizae (audio) \

Definition of coleorhiza

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

First Known Use of coleorhiza

circa 1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coleorhiza

New Latin, from Greek koleon + New Latin -rhiza

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“Coleorhiza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coleorhiza. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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