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rootlet

[root-lit, roo t-] /ˈrut lɪt, ˈrʊt-/
noun, Botany
1.
a little root.
2.
a small or fine branch of a root.
3.
one of the adventitious roots by which ivy or the like clings to rocks or other supports.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; root1 + -let
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  • Goldenseal may also be propagated from rhizome pieces or rootlet cuttings.
British Dictionary definitions for rootlet

rootlet

/ˈruːtlɪt/
noun
1.
a small root or branch of a root
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