root pressure

noun

Definition of root pressure

: the chiefly osmotic pressure by which water rises into the stems of plants from the roots

First Known Use of root pressure

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Root pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20pressure. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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