- the lower part of the axis of an embryo; the primary root.
- a rudimentary root; radicel or rootlet.
Origin of radicle
Related Words for radicleorigin, heart, stuff, foundation, essence, soul, stem, source, seed, footing, groundwork, seat, motive, nub, ground, basis, provenance, germ, fountain, bedrock
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Historical Examples of radicle
Radicle or Radicula: that joint of the antenna that is articulated to the head.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Give the etymologies of the words icicle, radicle, and radical.
The -icle, in icicle, is apparently the same as the -icle in radicle.
The radicle is blunt and is about 3⁄4 mm in length, while the cotyledons are 1⁄2 mm long.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
The initial stem on which they stand was called the Radicle.The Elements of Botany
- part of the embryo of seed-bearing plants that develops into the main root
- a very small root or rootlike part
Word Origin for radicle
1670s, in botany, from Latin radicula, diminutive of radix (see radish).