Definition of Radicle

1. Noun. (anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve).

Generic synonyms: Anatomical Structure, Bodily Structure, Body Structure, Complex Body Part, Structure
Group relationships: Nerve, Nervus
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy

Definition of Radicle

1. n. The rudimentary stem of a plant which supports the cotyledons in the seed, and from which the root is developed downward; the stem of the embryo; the caulicle.

Definition of Radicle

1. Noun. (botany) The rudimentary shoot of a plant which supports the cotyledons in the seed, and from which the root is developed downward; the root of the embryo. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) A rootlet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Radicle

1. a part of a plant embryo [n -S]

Medical Definition of Radicle

1. The portion of an embryo that gives rise to the root system of a plant. Compare: plumule. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Radicle

radicates
radicating
radication
radications
radicchio
radicchios
radicel
radicels
radices
radices craniales
radices nervi trigemini
radices spinales nervi accessorii
radicicol
radiciflorous
radiciform
radicle (current term)
radicles
radiclib
radiclibs
radicofunctional
radicofunctional name
radicofunctional names
radicotomy
radicul-
radicula
radiculalgia
radicular
radicular abscess
radicular arteries
radicular cyst

Literary usage of Radicle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1806)
"V. On the Direction of the radicle and Germen during tlic Vegetation of Seeds. ... its radicle invariably makes an effort to descend towards the centre of ..."

2. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"Alkaloidal radicle. Bodies analogous to phosphatides are distributed over many tissues, and the bile (of the ox) contains a phosphatide, ..."

3. A Class-book of Botany by Alphonso Wood (1851)
"... d, the radicle seen beneath the fissure ; 6, germinating seed of Alisma ; a, ... the embryo protruding the radicle ; 9, the same, having thrown off the ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"According to the mode in which the seed is attached to the pericarp, the radicle may be directed upwards or downwards, or laterally, as regards the ovary. ..."

5. The Power of Movement in Plants by Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin (1900)
"radicle.—A seed with the radicle projecting -05 inch was fastened with shellac to a little plate of zinc, so that the radicle stood up vertically; ..."

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