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radicant

[ rad-i-kuhnt ]
/ ˈræd ɪ kənt /
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adjective Botany.
rooting from the stem, as ivy.
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Origin of radicant

1745–55; <Latin rādīcant- (stem of rādīcāns, present participle of rādīcārī to grow roots, take root), equivalent to rādīc- (stem of rādīx) root1 + -ant--ant
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