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root·let

 (ro͞ot′lĭt, ro͝ot′-)
n.
A small root or division of a root.

rootlet

(ˈruːtlɪt)
n
(Botany) a small root or branch of a root

root•let

(ˈrut lɪt, ˈrʊt-)

n.
a little root or branch of a root.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.rootlet - small root or division of a rootrootlet - small root or division of a root  
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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For five or six feet from the trunk, which had at the surface of the ground a diameter of several inches, it ran downward, single and straight, into a loose, friable earth; then it divided and subdivided into rootlets, fibers and filaments, most curiously interwoven.
The bulbs, five for each concentrations, with enough grown rootlet were transferred in to it and treated for 4, 8, 12, 24 hours for each concentration.
Each rootlet is tested with electromyographic (EMG), which records electrical patterns in muscles, and severely abnormal rootlets are detected and then cut.
A lie runs downward like a rootlet, branching an infinite number of times.
According to French terroir expert Claude Bourguignon, the development of mycorrhizal fungi will facilitate trace mineral uptake by expanding the grape rootlet surface a hundredfold, facilitating a symbiotic exchange of mineral for sugar.
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Study Medication and Dosage: Following a 4-week placebo run-in phase, participants were randomized to receive either 2 g of a Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng) rootlet preparation (KRG; Korea Ginseng Manufacturing Plant, National Agricultural Cooperative Federation, Chung-buk, Korea) or a placebo 40 minutes before each meal, three times per day (total dose of 6 g/day).
Comparisons between white ginseng radix and rootlet for antidiabetic activity and mechanism in KKAy mice.
Tubular mitochondria are clustered in the upper portion of the cytoplasm, and the ciliary rootlet is connected to mitochondria (Fig.
Influence of seed size on germinability, germ length, rootlet length and grain yield in spring oat.
Gobs of dark fruit are found in the aromatics of this medium-colored rootlet; medium-bodied with good structure and flavors of cassis and boysenberry; extremely well made and seamless; great for grilled filet mignon ($15)
Returning to motile cells, the flagellated cells of charophytes have a unilateral (asymmetrical) flagellar rootlet system.