Rad"i*cle (?), n. [L. radicula, dim. of radix, -icis, root: cf. F. radicule. See Radix.] Bot. (a)

The rudimentary stem of a plant which supports the cotyledons in the seed, and from which the root is developed downward; the stem of the embryo; the caulicle.

(b)

A rootlet; a radicel.

 

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