Taproot

The single main root, which grows downward and from which branch roots rise.

Taproot

The main anchoring root of a plant that descends vertically. It also describes the long root formed by vegetables such as carrots and parsnips

Taproot

In a plant with a taproot system, the taproot is the largest, most central, and most dominant root. Typically a taproot is somewhat straight and very thick, is tapering in shape, and grows directly downward. In plants with taproot systems, the taproot is the central root from which other roots sprout laterally. ==General considerations== Many plan...
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Taproot

• (n.) The root of a plant which penetrates the earth directly downward to a considerable depth without dividing.
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taproot

(from the article `root`) The primary root, or radicle, is the first organ to appear when a seed germinates. It grows downward into the soil, anchoring the seedling. In ... ...distinguished, fibrous roots and taproots. Fibrous root systems are composed of large numbers of roots nearly equal in size; root systems of this ... [4 relate...
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taproot

noun something that provides an important central source for growth or development; `the taproot of his resentment`; `genius and insanity spring from the same taproot`
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Taproot

Tap'root` noun (Botany) The root of a plant which penetrates the earth directly downward to a considerable depth without dividing.
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Taproot

A primary root that grows vertically downward and gives off small lateral roots.
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Taproot

A root system with 1-few dominant vertical roots.
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Taproot

A single main root that grows vertically into the ground.
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Taproot

a stout, tapering primary root that has limited side branching or fine roots.
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taproot

A thick central root which anchors some plants.
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taproot

In botany, a single, robust, main root that is derived from the embryonic root, or radicle, and grows vertically downwards, often to considerable depth. Taproots are often modified for food storage and are common in biennial plants such as the carrot Daucus carota, where they act as perennating organs
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Taproot

Single, downward-growing root.
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Taproot

The first root to grow from a germinating seed. Usually growing straight down, taproots help anchor the plant in the soil.
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Taproot

The first root to grow from a germinating seed. Usually growing straight down, taproots help anchor the plant in the soil.
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taproot

The main, descending root of a plant that has a single, dominant main stem. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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taproot

the main, descending root of a plant with a single dominant root axis.
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Taproot

the primary root continuing the axis of the plant downward often quite deeply into the ground
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Taproot

the primary root continuing the axis of the plant downward often quite deeply into the ground
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taproot

[n] - main root of a plant growing straight downward from the stem
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