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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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The damage it causes is distinctive, and it can be detected directly by observation of the galleries in the rhizome of the plant (which debilitates banana plants) (ARLEU; SILVEIRA-NETO, 1984; DASSOU et al.
Don rhizomes had more potent anthelmintic activity with reference to the standard drug albendazole.
This study will be the first one to examine the effect of ethanolic extract of Curcuma longa rhizome on growth and total ergosterol content of yeast cells.
What we see is blossom, which passes, The rhizome remains, (8)
Soil containing rhizomes must be buried at least 5m deep and covered with a root-barrier membrane, making it a major undertaking.
Bearded irises should be watered after transplanting and during extreme drought, but too much water can lead to rhizome rot Bearded irises can survive beyond the sprinkler system.
The present study was designed to explore the enzyme inhibitory profile of extracts of rhizome of Polygonatum verticillatum against lipoxygenase and urease.