rootlet

[root-lit, root-]
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:
1785–95; root1 + -let

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rootlet (ˈruːtlɪt)
 
n
a small root or branch of a root

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Goldenseal may also be propagated from rhizome pieces or rootlet cuttings.
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