adj. resembling a root, similar to a root

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  • rootlike — adjective see root I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rootlike — adjective Resembling a root or roots (of a plant), or some aspect of them …   Wiktionary

  • rootlike — Synonyms and related words: botanic, bulbous, cereal, farinaceous, fruitlike, fruity, herbaceous, herbal, herbose, herbous, herby, leguminose, leguminous, plantlike, radicated, radiciform, radicular, rhizoid, tuberous, vegetable, vegetal,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rootlike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : having the appearance or acting in the manner of a root * * * rootˈlike adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑root …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhizoid — 1. Rootlike. 2. Irregularly branching, like a root; denoting a form of bacterial growth. 3. In fungi, the rootlike hyphae that arise at the nodes of the hyphae of Rhizopus species. [rhizo + G. eidos, resemblance] * * * rhi·zoid rī .zȯid …   Medical dictionary

  • Brown algae — Temporal range: 150–0 Ma[1][2] …   Wikipedia

  • dodder — dodder1 dodderer, n. /dod euhr/, v.i. to shake; tremble; totter. [1610 20; cf. DITHER, TOTTER, TEETER, etc.] dodder2 /dod euhr/, n. a leafless parasitic plant, Cuscuta gronovii, having dense clusters of small, white, bell shaped flowers on orange …   Universalium

  • fern — fernless, adj. fernlike, adj. /ferrn/, n. any seedless, nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, of tropical to temperate regions, characterized by true roots produced from a rhizome, triangular fronds that uncoil upward and have a… …   Universalium

  • Fern — /ferrn/, n. a female given name. * * * Any of about 10,000–12,000 species (division Filicophyta) of nonflowering vascular plants that have true roots, stems, and complex leaves and reproduce by spores. Though ferns were once classified with the… …   Universalium

  • hornwort — /hawrn werrt , wawrt /, n. any aquatic plant of the genus Ceratophyllum, found in ponds and slow streams. [1795 1805; HORN + WORT2] * * * Any member of four to six genera of creeping annual or perennial plants of the class Anthocerotopsida.… …   Universalium

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