aerial root


aerial root
Any adventitious root that grows from a plant stem above ground.

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  • aerial root — noun : any root exposed to the air; especially : one of the roots found in epiphytes and climbers not in contact with the soil but usually anchoring the plant to its support and often functioning in photosynthesis compare prop root; see root… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aerial root — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms aerial root : singular aerial root plural aerial roots biology a root that grows down from a plant part that is above the ground …   English dictionary

  • Aerial root — Pneumatophore redirects here. It is also a name for the air bladder of the Portuguese Man o War. Aerial roots are roots that are aboveground. They are almost always adventitious. They are found in diverse plant species, including epiphytes also… …   Wikipedia

  • aerial root — n. adventitious root growing from the stem above ground level …   English contemporary dictionary

  • root —   1. Of plant. A a, mole, weli;    ♦ root with many sprouts, kumulau;    ♦ root of koali vine, kalēhuna.    ♦ Aerial root, ma alewa, a a lewalewa, a a kiolea, mahulukū; ule hala, uleule hala (of pandanus).    ♦ Root system, pa i a a.    ♦ Root… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • root sheath — noun 1. a. : a many layered epidermal sheath surrounding an aerial root (as the velamen in an epiphytic orchid) b. : coleorhiza 2. : the epidermal lining of a hair follicle comprising two principal layers of cells that make up an inner and an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Root-knot nematode — Larva of root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, magnified 500×, shown here penetrating a tomato root Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Aerial roots — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Root — This article is about the part of a plant. For other uses, see Root (disambiguation). Primary and secondary roots in a cotton plant In vascular plants, the root is the organ of a plant that typically lies below the surface of the soil. This is… …   Wikipedia

  • root — root1 rootlike, adj. /rooht, root/, n. 1. a part of the body of a plant that develops, typically, from the radicle and grows downward into the soil, anchoring the plant and absorbing nutriment and moisture. 2. a similar organ developed from some… …   Universalium


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