coleorhiza

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noun co·le·o·rhi·za \ˌkō-lē-ə-ˈrī-zə\

Definition of coleorhiza

plural

coleorhizae

play \ˌkō-lē-ə-ˈrī-(ˌ)zē\
  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1866


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