root pressure


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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