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[rad-i-kuh nt]
adjective Botany.
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for radicant


"bringing forth roots," 1735, from Latin radicantem (nominative radicans), present participle of radicare, from radix "root" (see radish).

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