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radicular

[ ra-dik-yuh-ler ]
/ ræˈdɪk yə lər /
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adjective

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
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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

radicular


adj.

"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

radicular

[ rə-dĭkyə-lər ]

adj.

Relating to a radicle.
Relating to the root of a tooth.
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