radicle

noun
rad·​i·​cle | \ ˈra-di-kəl How to pronounce radicle (audio) \

Definition of radicle

1 : the lower part of the axis of a plant embryo or seedling:
a : the root of a plant embryo
b : hypocotyl
c : the hypocotyl and the root together

First Known Use of radicle

1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for radicle

Latin radicula, diminutive of radic-, radix

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“Radicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radicle. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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radicle

noun
rad·​i·​cle | \ ˈrad-i-kəl How to pronounce radicle (audio) \

Medical Definition of radicle

1 : the rootlike beginning of an anatomical vessel or part the radicle of a vein
2 : radical

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