rootcap

[ root-kap, roo t- ]
/ ˈrutˌkæp, ˈrʊt- /

noun Botany.

the loose mass of epidermal cells covering the apex of most roots, serving to protect the meristematic cells behind it.

Nearby words

  1. root, john wellborn,
  2. root-and-branch,
  3. root-canal therapy,
  4. rootage,
  5. rootball,
  6. rooted,
  7. rooted to the spot,
  8. rootedly,
  9. rooter,
  10. rooter skunk

Origin of rootcap

First recorded in 1875–80; root1 + cap1

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