rhizoplane

noun
rhi·​zo·​plane | \ ˈrī-zə-ˌplān How to pronounce rhizoplane (audio) \

Definition of rhizoplane

: the external surface of roots together with closely adhering soil particles and debris

First Known Use of rhizoplane

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Rhizoplane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhizoplane. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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