Definition of rootstock
1 : a rhizomatous underground part of a plant
2 : a stock for grafting consisting of a root or a piece of root; broadly : stock 3b
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Since lizards persisted through the era of dinosaurian dominance, and had survived to the present day, Matthew wondered if modern lizards might form the rootstock for creatures just as fantastic as Allosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Stegosaurus.
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