Root System

Science / Biology / Root System: Plant organ systems that anchors the plant in place, stores excess sugars, and absorbs water and mineral nutrients. That part of the plant below ground level.

Other Words for Root

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

System Noun Synonyms: scheme, method, approach, modus operandi, way, procedure, methodology, technique, plan, process, practice, routine
System Adjective Synonyms: organized whole, organization, set, group, combination, structure, arrangement, pattern, set-up
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Tap Root

Science / Biology / Tap Root: A primary root that grows vertically downward and gives off small lateral roots; occurs in dicots. Root system in plants characterized by one root longer than the other roots. Example: carrot. 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

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

Oregon grape root (Mahonia aquifolium)

Health / Herbs / Oregon grape root (Mahonia aquifolium): Antimicrobial, source of berberine which is an antimicrobial for several bacteria (see goldenseal for more on berberine). MORE

Peripheral Nervous System

Science / Biology / Peripheral Nervous System: The division of the nervous system that connects the central nervous system to other parts of the body. Components of the nervous system that transmit messages to the central nervous system. MORE

Photosystems

Science / Biology / Photosystems: Clusters of several hundred molecules of chlorophyll in a thylakoid in which photosynthesis takes place. Eukaryotes have two types of photosystems: I and II. The series of green photoreceptive pigment MORE

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