Definitions

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  • n. The epidermal cells of rootlets, specially adapted to absorb liquids.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The epidermal cells of rootlets, specially adapted to absorb liquids.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the imperfectly formed epidermis which supplies the place of the true epidermis in submerged plants and on the extremities of growing roots.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἐπίβλημα (epiblēma, "cover"); ἐπί (epi, "over, upon") + βάλλω (ballō, "throw").

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