root cap

noun

Definition of root cap

: a protective cap of parenchyma cells that covers the terminal meristem in most root tips

First Known Use of root cap

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of root cap was in 1849

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“Root cap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20cap. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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