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.

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

Other Words for Tap

Tap Noun Synonyms: bung, stopper, cork, spile, plug, stopple, peg
Tap Verb Synonyms: rap, knock, dab, strike, peck, drum, beat
Tap Adjective Synonyms: cock, stopcock, pet-cock, sillcock, seacock, spigot, spout, valve, faucet

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. 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 Of The Title

Business / Real Estate / Root Of The Title: The original grant (or root) of the title. 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-Leaf-Vascular System Axis

Science / Biology / Root-Leaf-Vascular System Axis: Refers to the arrangement in vascular plants in which the roots anchor the plant and absorb water and nutrients, the leaves carry out photosynthesis, and the vascular system connects the roots and lea MORE


Technology / Computers / Rootkit: A set of programs used by hackers to gain access to information contained in your operating system and can even mask its presence. The program can also be used to access computers within a network. Us MORE