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[ ra-dik-yuh-ler ]
/ ræˈdɪk yə lər /


Botany. of or relating to a radicle or root.
Anatomy. of, relating to, or involving a radicle.

Nearby words

radices, radicle, radicotomy, radicula, radiculalgia, radicular, radicular cyst, radicular odontoma, radiculectomy, radiculitis, radiculo-

Origin of radicular

1820–30; < Latin rādīcul(a) radicle + -ar1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for radicular

  • Seed large; the apex or radicular extremity of the seed-coat separable as an operculum or lid (as in Cabomba, etc.).

    The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States|Asa Gray
  • Embryo hooked, annular, or cochleate, the radicular end pointing downward.

Word Origin and History for radicular



"pertaining to roots," 1830, from Modern Latin radicula, diminutive of Latin radix (see radish) + -ar.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for radicular


[ rə-dĭkyə-lər ]


Relating to a radicle.
Relating to the root of a tooth.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.