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radicular

[ra-dik-yuh-ler]
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adjective
  1. Botany. of or relating to a radicle or root.
  2. Anatomy. of, relating to, or involving a radicle.
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Origin of radicular

1820–30; < Latin rādīcul(a) radicle + -ar1
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Examples from the Web for radicular

Historical Examples

  • 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

adj.

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

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radicular in Medicine

radicular

(rə-dĭkyə-lər)
adj.
  1. Relating to a radicle.
  2. Relating to the root of a tooth.
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