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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small stalk or stem, especially the rudimentary stalk of a seed embryo

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

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