Brace root - definition of brace root by The Free Dictionary
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A prop root, especially in corn.
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The results showed that the new constitutive traits brace root
counts, brace root
spread width, stalk diameter and root lodging are useful traits for adapting maize to short season drought.
In Tennessee nurseries, the plants produce many sun-red brace roots
to the second or third node above the crown.
were present, but not prolific, on stalks with a basal diameter up to 2.0 cm.