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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhizoplane?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=rhizop01. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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