rhi·​zo·​sphere | \ ˈrī-zə-ˌsfir How to pronounce rhizosphere (audio) \

Definition of rhizosphere

: soil that surrounds and is influenced by the roots of a plant

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But the rhizosphere’s exact dimensions can vary by species and even climate, reflecting the roots’ activity. Lacy Schley, Discover Magazine, "That Word You Heard: Rhizosphere," 11 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of rhizosphere

1921, in the meaning defined above

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