[ âr′ē-əl ]
A root that develops from a location on a plant above the surface of the earth or water, as from a stem. For example, some orchids have aerial roots that grow from their stems and absorb water directly from the air.
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"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Words nearby aerial root
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