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tap root vs. fibrous root

[ tap-root, -root ]
/ ˈtæpˌrut, -ˌrʊt /

noun
  1. a main root descending downward from the radicle and giving off small lateral roots.

noun
  1. a root, as in most grasses, having numerous, very fine branches of approximately the same length.
  2. a root system that consists of very fine branches.

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