root hair


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root hair

n.
A thin hairlike outgrowth of an epidermal cell of a plant root that absorbs water and minerals from the soil.

root hair

n
(Botany) any of the hollow hairlike outgrowths of the outer cells of a root, just behind the tip, that absorb water and salts from the soil

root′ hair`


n.
an elongated tubular extension of an epidermal cell of a root, serving to absorb water and minerals from the soil.
[1855–60]

root hair

A hair-like outgrowth of a plant root that absorbs water and minerals from the soil.
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Noun1.root hair - thin hairlike outgrowth of an epidermal cell just behind the tiproot hair - thin hairlike outgrowth of an epidermal cell just behind the tip; absorbs nutrients from the soil
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
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Be prepared for a small degree of discomfort with root hair removal, like epilating and waxing, but you'll be rewarded with smooth skin for longer.
She added that after the doll's are painted she has to assemble them, add any finishing touches and root hair, and if the hair is rooted that takes about eight hours or painting the hair takes about six.
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It's pretty hard to immediately tell the difference between this tiny threadlike thing and a [plant] root hair," says millipede expert Paul Marek of East Carolina University in Greenville, N.
01) correlations between root hair length and the amount of rhizosphere P depleted when comparing among 3 wheat cultivars and 3 barley cultivars.
The team, which also included Yoshihiro Yamamoto, an assistant professor of genetics at the Hyogo College of Medicine, took DNA samples from root hair cells of 28 koala bears divided among the three subspecies.
The root structure from outside to inside consists of root hairs, epidermis, cortical parenchyma, endodermis, peripheral circle, vascular tissue and parenchymal pith in both control groups and treatments but the root hair only exists in the control group (figure 2A).
Mary Lai Preuss of Webster University 78 CleanAmp(TM) Primers and corresponding quantities of CleanAmp(TM) dNTPs for map-based cloning of Arabidopsis root hair developmental mutants.