rhizoplane

noun

rhi·​zo·​plane ˈrī-zə-ˌplān How to pronounce rhizoplane (audio)
: the external surface of roots together with closely adhering soil particles and debris

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhizoplane was in 1949

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“Rhizoplane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhizoplane. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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