radicant

[ rad-i-kuh nt ]
/ ˈræd ɪ kənt /

adjective Botany.

rooting from the stem, as ivy.

Nearby words

  1. radicalism,
  2. radicality,
  3. radicalize,
  4. radically,
  5. radicand,
  6. radicchio,
  7. radicel,
  8. radices,
  9. radicle,
  10. radicotomy

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

radicant

adj.

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

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