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taproot


tap·root  (tprt, -rt)
n.
The main root of a plant, usually stouter than the lateral roots and growing straight downward from the stem.

taproot [ˈtæpˌruːt]
n
(Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Botany) the large single root of plants such as the dandelion, which grows vertically downwards and bears smaller lateral roots
[from tap2 + root1]
taprooted  adj

taproot  (tprt, -rt)
The main root in gymnosperms, eudicotyledons, and magnoliids, usually stouter than the lateral roots and growing straight downward from the stem. The taproot develops from the primary root. The taproot and its lateral roots penetrate deeper into the soil than the fibrous roots characteristic of monocotyledons. Compare fibrous root.
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of a dandelion plant
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