radicle

noun
rad·i·cle | \ˈra-di-kəl \

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

noun
rad·i·cle | \ˈrad-i-kəl \

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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