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rhi·zome

(rī'zōm),
The creeping underground stem of some plants (for example, iris, calamus, and sanguinaria).
[G. rhizōma, mass of roots, fr. rhiza, root, + -oma, mass]

rhizome

an underground plant stem, growing more or less horizontally, that usually has roots on its underside and bears buds.

rhizome

a horizontal underground stem (with leaves and buds) that serves as a storage organ and a means of VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION. Rhizomes are found in flowering plants such as Iris.

rhizome (rīˑ·zōm),

n root system of some perennial plants; consists of roots that grow horizontally; may also bear scales and nodes.

rhizome

an underground plant stem that develops roots and leaves at nodes along its length, e.g. in bracken, Sorghum halepense.
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Moreover, the rhizome (but not the isolated essential oil) has been used in India for thousands of years without reports of cancer which suggests that using the whole herb may be safe, though more research is needed (Chevallier 1996).
Cannas, native to Asia and parts of the tropical Americas, are tender perennials that grow from thick branching rhizomes that are underground (usually) stems containing nodes and roots.
However, study of the rhizome anatomy did not reveal clear differences with other members of the genus (Browne, 1925).
A rhizome as a subterranean stem is absolutely different from roots and radicles.
Plants of this species are erect perennial herbs, growing to a height of 10 to 60 cm with the stem represented as a flowering spike as well as a rhizome (Figs.
While he is aware of the large gap between these two phenomenon, Kirksey seems hopeful that the Papuan rhizome may penetrate the world's most powerful market: the US market through the trade connection between Sempra and BR
For treatment of high blood sugar levels and pain, respectively, juice obtained from macerated rhizomes is orally and topically administered.
Digging out bindweed on a regular basis will reduce the problem but it won't kill it, as the rhizomes are deep and break into fragments, each of which produces a new plant.
Miscanthus rhizome cultivation is a labor-intensive process involving multiple machines and costly manual selection and grading.
It is possible to dig out the rhizomes of couch grass, but use a fork, loosening the soil as you go, to pull out long, intact lengths of rhizome.
donax rhizome clump was opportunistically selected by biologists trying to sample multiple sites to capture minor variations in habitat conditions (e.
The rhizome is first washed and then dried with the skin remaining on.