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Related to prop root: stilt root
An aerial root that arises from a stem or trunk, penetrates the soil, and helps support the plant, as in mangroves. Also called stilt root.
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(Botany) a root that grows from and supports the stem above the ground in plants such as mangroves
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|Noun||1.||prop root - a root that grows from and supports the stem above the ground in plants such as mangroves|
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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