Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small branch of a root; a rootlet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small branch of a root; a rootlet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a minute root; a rootlet. Also radicle.
  • n. In zoology, a rootlet or radicle.

Etymologies

Diminutive of radix. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • English has also "radicel" as an equivalent to "radicle" in the relevant sense, but French "radicelle" means something subtly different: Ramification de la racine principale Le Petit Robert.

    languagehat.com: PLUMULE.

  • But Prince William has the benefit of a radicel news medium called the internet and the 24 hour news culture.

    HRH Prince William - Future King of England

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