root cap


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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