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rootcap

[root-kap, roo t-] /ˈrutˌkæp, ˈrʊt-/
noun, Botany
1.
the loose mass of epidermal cells covering the apex of most roots, serving to protect the meristematic cells behind it.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; root1 + cap1
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