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Meaning of RHIZOME

Pronunciation:  'rIzowm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
 

RHIZOME is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: rootstalk, rootstock
 
 See Also: stalk, stem

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rhi*zome"\, n. [Gr. ??? the mass of roots (of a tree),
a stem, race, fr. ??? to make to root, pass., to take root,
fr. ??? a root: cf. F. rhizome.] (Bot.)
A rootstock. See {Rootstock}.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Root-like, horizontal-growing stem growing just below the surface of the soil.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A horizontal underground stem which can send out both shoots and roots; rhizomes sometimes have thickened areas that store starch.
 

 

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