rootlet

noun root·let \ ˈrüt-lət , ˈru̇t- \

Definition of rootlet

:a small root — see seedling illustration

First Known Use of rootlet

circa 1793


Medical Dictionary

rootlet

noun root·let \ -lət \

medical Definition of rootlet

:a small root; also :one of the ultimate divisions of a nerve root

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