from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, having the radicle of the embryo inclosed within a sheath: a characteristic of endogenous plants. See cut under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Having the radicle of the embryo sheathed by the cotyledon, through which the embryo bursts in germination, as in many monocotyledonous plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective botany Having the
radicleof the embryo sheathedby the cotyledon, through which the embryo bursts in germination, as in many monocotyledonousplants.
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Here I ceased for the day, having I think ascertained that ferns are endorhizal, and that the primary divisions of the roots hence have sheaths, which adhere to the apex of the root itself.