radicle

radicle

/ˈradɪk(ə)l/
noun
Botany
1 The part of a plant embryo that develops into the primary root.
1.1 Anatomy A rootlike subdivision of a nerve or vein.

Origin
Late 17th century: from Latin radicula, diminutive of radix, radic- ‘root’.

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Bob created an illustration of a dissected bean to show they typical parts of a dicot seed including cotyledons and the embryo with it’s radicle and first leaves ready to germinate.

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