[root-lit, roo t-]
Origin of rootlet
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Examples from the Web for rootlet
At last it lit upon a rootlet of the tree, quite over her shoulder.Selected Stories
The obstruction of granite rocks, cannot force the rootlet upward, nor drive the leaflet down.The Reason Why
It sent downward a rootlet to get soil and water, and upward it shot a stem to which the first pair of leaves was attached.Arbor Day Leaves
Every growing shoot of a great tree is continually describing small ellipses; the tip of every rootlet endeavours to do the same.
No structure in plants appears more wonderful, as Darwin describes it, than the tip of the rootlet of a seedling.
- a small root or branch of a root
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