from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a little or rudimentary stem: applied to the initial stem (more frequently but incorrectly called the radicle) in the embryo, to distinguish it from the cotyledons. Also caulicule and cauliculus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A short caulis or stem, esp. the rudimentary stem seen in the embryo of a seed; -- otherwise called a radicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A small stalk or stem, especially the rudimentary stalk of a seed embryo


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