rootcap

rootcap

(ˈruːtˌkæp)
n
(Botany) a hollow cone of loosely arranged cells that covers the growing tip of a root and protects it during its passage through the soil

root•cap

(ˈrutˌkæp, ˈrʊt-)

n.
the loose mass of cells that covers and protects the tip of most roots.
[1875–80]
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Aluminum toxicity inroots: an investigation of spatial sensitivity and the role of the rootcap.
Analysis of variance indicated that DE and liming treatments significantly affected primary root length and DE significantly affected lengths of the roothair elongation zone and rootcap and MRHL (Table 3).