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Meaning of radicle

rad•i•cle

Pronunciation: (rad'i-kul), [key]
— n.
    1. the lower part of the axis of an embryo; the primary root. See diag. underplumule.
    2. a rudimentary root; radicel or rootlet.
  1. (formerly) radical (def. 12).
  2. a small rootlike part or structure, as the beginning of a nerve or vein.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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