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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sheath of the root of a hair or feather, an invert of epidermis lining the follicle in which a hair or feather grows. See second cut under hair.
  • n. In botany, a spongy transformation of the many-layered epidermis of the aĆ«rial roots of many orchids and various aroids; the velamen radicum.

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