coleorhiza

noun co·le·o·rhi·za \ ˌkō-lē-ə-ˈrī-zə \

Definition of coleorhiza

plural coleorhizae play \ˌkō-lē-ə-ˈrī-(ˌ)zē\
: the sheath investing the radicle in some monocotyledonous plants through which the roots emerge

Origin and Etymology of coleorhiza

New Latin, from Greek koleon + New Latin -rhiza


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