Adventitious Roots

Science / Biology / Adventitious Roots: Roots that develop from the stem following the death of the primary root. Branches from the adventitious roots form a fibrous root system in which all roots are about the same size; occur in monocots.

Other Words for Roots

Roots Noun Synonyms: origins, heritage, family, lineage, house, antecedents, forefathers, foremothers, descent, genealogy, family tree, forebears, ancestors, predecessors, stock, pedigree, birthplace, motherland, fatherland, native land or country or soil, cradle
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Rootstock

Life Style / Wine / Rootstock: The use of separate rootstock - essentially a clump of roots - onto which the vines are grafted was made necessary by the arrival of Phylloxera. The great Vitis vinifera varieties, such as Chenin Blan MORE

Adventitious Roots

Science / Biology / Adventitious Roots: Roots that develop from the stem following the death of the primary root. Branches from the adventitious roots form a fibrous root system in which all roots are about the same size; occur in monocots. MORE

Roots

Science / Biology / Roots: Organs, usually occurring underground, that absorb nutrients and water and anchor the plant; one of the three major plant organ systems. MORE

Lateral Roots

Science / Biology / Lateral Roots: Roots extending away from the main (or taproot) root. MORE

Fibrous Root

Science / Biology / Fibrous Root: A root system found in monocots in which branches develop from the adventitious roots, forming a system in which all roots are about the same size and length. MORE

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