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.

Other Words for Root

Root Verb Synonyms: rootstock, rootstalk, tap root, rootlet, tuber, radix, radicle, radicel, rhizome, rhizomorph
Root Noun Synonyms: base, basis, foundation, source, seat, cause, fountain-head, origin, fount, well-spring
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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

Root Mean Squared (RMS)

Technology / Home Audio / Root Mean Squared (RMS): A term used to indicate the average level of power that a receiver or amplifier can sustain over a given period of time. Average power ratings (ex: 100 watts RMS) provide a more realistic assessment o MORE

Root Of The Title

Business / Real Estate / Root Of The Title: The original grant (or root) of the title. MORE

Root Planing

Health / Dentistry / Root Planing: The process of scaling and planing exposed root surfaces to remove all calculus, plaque, and infected tissue. MORE

Root Hairs

Science / Biology / Root Hairs: Extensions of the root epidermis that increase the roots ability to absorb water. MORE

Root Directory

Technology / Computers / Root Directory: The main directory on any hard disk or floppy disk. It has a fixed size and location and cannot be resized dynamically like subdirectories can. MORE

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