rhi·​zo·​ma·​tous | \ rī-ˈzō-mə-təs How to pronounce rhizomatous (audio) \

Definition of rhizomatous

: having, resembling, or being a rhizome a rhizomatous perennial grass

Examples of rhizomatous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Healthy and actively growing bermudagrass typically recovers after infestation and defoliation due to its aggressive rhizomatous and stoloniferous growth habit. Julia Musto, Fox News, 9 Sep. 2021 This method works for non-rhizomatous plants with nodes as well. oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2021 Lentine loves the title poem for its invention of an insistent iris, a rhizomatous perennial that suffers death each fall, only to be reborn in the spring. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2020 Two types of begonias can flourish indoors: fibrous and rhizomatous. Earl Nickel, SFChronicle.com, 4 Dec. 2020 Some varieties of this rhizomatous perennial have unusual spring leaf color and showy spikes of flowers. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of rhizomatous

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhizomatous

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin rhizomat-, rhizoma

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The first known use of rhizomatous was in 1812

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“Rhizomatous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhizomatous. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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Medical Definition of rhizomatous

: having or resembling a rhizome a drug from a rhizomatous root


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