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rhizine: root
A root-like structure on the underside of a lichen, consisting of one or several rhizoids.
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root, route, route, en route, rout
root (ROOT) (noun)
1. Typically the part of a plant that thrives underground: When Joe planted the new rose bush, he put fertilizer around the root so it would grow better.
2. The part of the tooth that extends into the bone socket in the mandible: The dentist had to drill in order to remove the infected root in Jane's jaw because she was in a lot of pain.
3. The basics or essential core of a situation: Sometimes they say that money is the root of all evil, but Greg doesn’t accept that as always being the truth.

The full quotation suggests that an excessive "love" of money is the "root of evil" not necessarily "money" itself: "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." (From 1 Timothy 6:10 in the King James Bible).

4. A word origin from which other words are formed: Many expressions have been integrated into English from one Latin root after another resulting in thousands of Latin and Greek roots that provide us with tens of thousands of vocabulary terms that are utilized in multitudes of academic, technical, medical, scientific, and other areas.
route (ROOT, ROUT) (noun)
1. A designated course of travel: Jack and Jill planned their route carefully before starting their trip.
2. A territory to be serviced: The newspaper carrier had an extensive route for delivering the papers in the morning.
route (ROOT, ROUT) (verb)
To direct someone in a specific direction: The traffic control officer will route the tourists the quickest way to the market place.
en route (ahn ROOT, en ROOT) (adverb)
Referring to how someone is in transit: Sally used her "cell phone" to call her mother to let her know she was en route to her home.
rout (ROUT) (noun)
A retreat that is out of control following a defeat: From the hillside, the spectators watched the rout of the army after the battle.

En route to his dentist for a root canal operation, he took a different route than he usually did and he got lost. Instead of stopping to ask for directions, he decided to beat a hasty rout and go home to call and cancel the appointment.

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(Latin: root)
(Greek: root)
(Latin: belly, venter [the use of "stomach" is considered incorrect for this root word]; from Latin abdo-, to put away)
(a suffix which forms nouns that refer to people who regularly engage in some activity, or who are characterized in a certain way, as indicated by the stem or root of the word; originally, which appeared in Middle English in words from Old French where it expressed an intensive degree or with a pejorative or disparaging application)
(Greek > Latin: a suffix; a place for; abounding in or connected with something; a place containing or related to that which is specified by the root)
(Greek > Latin: onion, bulbous root, bulb; ball-shaped part of the stem of certain plants; such as, onions, tulips etc, from which their roots grow)
(Latin: from, away from, off; down; wholly, entirely, utterly, complete; reverse the action of, undo; the negation or reversal of the notion expressed in the primary or root word)
(Greek: truth, true meaning, real [the root meaning, true meaning or literal meaning of a word])
(Latin: root out, to pluck out by the stem or root)
(Latin: yeast; substance containing enzymes that break down carbohydrates; from the Latin root of fervere, "to boil, to seethe")
(Greek > Modern Latin: throat, upper part of the windpipe; the vocal-chord area of the throat; the musculocartilaginous structure below the tongue root and hyoid bone and above the trachea)
(Greek: near; resembling that which is named by the combining root)
(Latin: "little root"; pertaining to nerve roots)
(Greek: young branch, shoot; thallus, a simple-plant body with undifferentiated root, stem, and leaf)
(Latin: a pendent, fleshy mass of tissue hanging from the soft palate above the root of the tongue; mucous membrane)
(Latin: animating, enlivening; vigorous, vigor, active; to be alive, activity, to quicken; then a quickening action of growing; a specific sense of "plant cultivated for food, edible herb, or root" is first recorded in 1767; the differences between the meanings from its original links with "life, liveliness" was completed in the early twentieth century, when vegetable came to be used for an "inactive person".)
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aerial root (s) (noun), aerial roots (pl)
A root that develops from a location or a plant above the surface of the earth or water, as from a stem: Some orchids, for example, have aerial roots that grow from their stems and absorb water directly from the air, and mangrove trees are noted for having aerial roots, too.
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mycorhiza (s), mycorhizae (pl); mycorrhiza, mycorrhizae; root-fungi association
A symbiotic association between the hyphae (microscopic threadlike filaments in fungi that are filled with a layer of protoplasm) of certain fungi and the absorptive organs, typically the roots, of plants.
root cause
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root dehiscence
A loss of the buccal or lingual bone overlaying the root portion of a tooth, leaving that area covered by soft tissue only.
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root (s), roots (pl) (nouns)
Generally, those parts of plants which anchor the organisms, or plants, to a solid surface; such as, the ground.

Roots are also used to absorb nutrients and water, are important in the asexual reproduction, and sometimes store food.

Roots range from a single large root (taproot) to a mass of similar-sized roots. These roots penetrate the soil by cell divisions and elongations of the cells just behind the tips.

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root mean square; RMS
The square root of the average square of the instantaneous values of an ac output.

For a sine wave the root mean square value is 0.707 times the peak value. The equivalent value of alternating current, I, that will produce the same heating in a conductor with resistance, R, as a dc current of value I.

This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 18)
The love of money is the root of all evil (Timothy 6:10)
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The root of the matter (Job 19:28)
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