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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a former name of the spongy tissue of a root-tip, from its supposed property of sucking up moisture like a sponge. Also called spongelet.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A supposed spongelike expansion of the tip of a rootlet for absorbing water; -- called also spongelet.

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

  • noun botany A supposed sponge-like expansion of the tip of a rootlet for absorbing water.

Etymologies

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Latin spongiola a rose gall, small roots, diminutive of spongia: compare French spongiole.

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