- the lower part of the axis of an embryo; the primary root.
- a rudimentary root; radicel or rootlet.
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Example sentences from the Web for radicle
And, lastly, that at the apex of the nucleus the radicle of the future Embryo would constantly be found.
An uncharged SO4 radicle would react with the water present, and sulphuric acid would be formed and oxygen liberated.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Also imagine one atom of oxygen with its two hooks outstretched like two arms, and just link one radicle on to each.
If we use the methyl radicle we get methyl alcohol: if we use the ethyl radicle we get ethyl alcohol.
The form and relative position of the radicle and cotyledons serve to distinguish certain groups of plants.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
British Dictionary definitions for radicle
- part of the embryo of seed-bearing plants that develops into the main root
- a very small root or rootlike part