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A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. Also called rootstock.

[Greek rhizōma, mass of roots, from rhizoun, to cause to take root, from rhiza, root; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.]

rhi·zom′a·tous (-zŏm′ə-təs, -zō′mə-) adj.
rhi·zom′ic adj.
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Adj.1.rhizomatous - producing or possessing or resembling rhizomes
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