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  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 of 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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

radicular in Medicine


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