root system

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root system

n.
1. All of the roots of a plant.
2. The arrangement of the roots of a plant: a branched root system.
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Noun1.root system - a developed system of rootsroot system - a developed system of roots    
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
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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Any automorphism [tau] of the affine Dynkin diagram [GAMMA] induces a symmetry of [bar.P] [[cross product].sub.Z] R preserving C, which we also denote by [tau].