A thickened horizontal underground stem with roots and leaves or shoots
A horizontal, underground stem which is distinguished from a root by the presence of nodes, buds and leaves or scales.
an underground, horizontal stem.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20003
n. A horizontal underground stem, such as found in many ferns, where only the leaves may stick up into the air; sphenophytes (horsetails and their relatives) spread via rhizomes, but also produce erect stems.Found on http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/glossary_8.html
A thickened stem which grows horizontally below or on the soil surface, as in iris rhizomes.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20077
A swollen underground stem that is able to continue extending, unlike a tuber. Rhizomes are used as storage organs by dormant plants. Found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/htbg/glossary/rhizome.shtml
- a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structureFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=rhizome
A subterranean modified stem. Rhizomes may be creeping, spreading the plant by producing new plants at intervals. Other rhizomes are primarily storage organs, so that the plant can survive out of the growing season. Often rhizomes provide both of these functions.
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A stem of a plant which grows underground in a horizontal manner producing roots and shoots at the nodes. Once these shoots establish the rhizome may be severed and the new plants will survive. Some rhizomes may also store food for the plant. See also Stolon.Found on http://www.lethamshank.co.uk/glossary/glossary.php?letter=R
A specialized underground or surface stem, capable of producing aerial parts along its length.
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A perennial creeping underground portion of a stem which may look like a root; producing shoots on top and roots beneath; different from a root in that it has buds, nodes, and scaly leaves; rootstock.
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[ Greek ......... the mass of roots (of a tree), a stem, race, from ......... to make to root, pass., to take root, from ......... a root: confer French rhizome
A rootstock. See Rootstock
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<plant biology> A horizontal underground stem which can send out both shoots and roots, rhizomes sometimes have thickened areas that store starch. ... (23 Aug 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
rootstock 2 rootstalk noun
a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structureFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=rhizome
• (n.) A rootstock. See Rootstock.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/rhizome/
in botany, horizontal, underground plant stem capable of producing the shoot and root systems of a new plant. This capability allows the parent ... [13 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/r/43
In some vascular plants (e.g. mint, couch grass), a usually more-or-less horizontal underground stem. Rhizomes may be enlarged for storage or may function in vegetative reproduction.Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/R/rhizome.html
An underground, horizontal stemFound on http://www.neonaturalist.com/nature/nature_glossary.html
rhizome (rī'zōm) or rootstock,fleshy, creeping underground stem by means of which certain plants propagate themselves. Buds that form at the joints produce new shoots. Thus if a rhizome is cut by a cultivating tool it does not die, as would a root, but becomes several plants instead ...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0841726.html
In botany, a rhizome is a sort of stem running along the surface of the ground, or partially subterranean, sending forth shoots at its upper end and decaying at the other.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/BR.HTM
Type: Term Pronunciation: rī′zōm Definitions: 1. The creeping underground stem of some plants (iris, calamus, and sanguinaria).Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=78298
Horizontal underground plant stem. It is a perennating organ in some species, where it is generally thick and fleshy, while in other species it is mainly a means of vegetative reproduction, and is therefore long and slender, with buds all along it that send up new plants. The potato is a rhizome that has two distinct parts, the tuber being the swol...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0006996.html
A horizontal underground stem. Rhizomes produce stems above ground at intervals, as in sod-forming grasses, bracken fern, and others.Found on http://cal.vet.upenn.edu/projects/poison/glossary.htm
In ferns, a horizontal stem with upright leaves containing vascular tissue.Found on http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/biobookglossr.html
an underground stem capable of producing new stems or plants at its nodesFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21767
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