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prop root

noun, Botany.
an adventitious root that supports the plant, as the aerial roots of the mangrove tree or of corn.
Also called brace root.
Origin of prop root
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for prop root

prop root

a root that grows from and supports the stem above the ground in plants such as mangroves
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prop root in Science
prop root
An adventitious root that arises from the stem, penetrates the soil, and helps support the stem, as in corn.
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