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radicant

[rad-i-kuh nt] /ˈræd ɪ kənt/
adjective, Botany
1.
rooting from the stem, as ivy.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin rādīcant- (stem of rādīcāns, present participle of rādīcārī to grow roots, take root), equivalent to rādīc- (stem of rādīx) root1 + -ant- -ant
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adj.

"bringing forth roots," 1735, from Latin radicantem (nominative radicans), present participle of radicare, from radix "root" (see radish).

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