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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

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.
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The proportion of malate and citrate to total OA in leaf, stem, rhizome, and root was 81.3%, 85.5%, 83.2%, and 55.9%, respectively (Figure 8).
The measured values for rhizome diameter and internode length were significantly lower for the grazed plot (Figures 2(a) and 2(c)).
chinensis (Coptis Rhizome) prepared by either traditional grinding or ultrafining technology were generously provided by Diamond Nano-Biochem Company and the voucher specimens were deposited in the herbarium of the Department of Biotechnology, National Formosa University, Yunlin, Taiwan.
The root system is made up of rhizomes (thick, horizontal stems with roots and buds).
In spring, the first young shoots near the base that sprout up from the rhizome ("corms") are good raw or cooked.
pallida rhizomes. [alpha]-Dihydro-[beta]-irone (0.25%), trans-2,6-[gamma]-irone (1.22%) and [beta]-isomethylionone (0.21%) were identified only in the rhizome.
campanulatus Kuntze is normally propagated by its rhizome with a low proliferation rate and this family is easily infected by soil borne pathogens, such as bacterial wilt (Pseudomonas solanacearum), nematodes (Meloidogyne sp.) and soft rot (Pythium aphanidermatum), which cause heavy losses in yield due to the rhizome being small with fewer buds per plant (Taha et al., 2013).
25 [micro]L of Rheum rhizome extract in the final concentration range of 0.25-5.0 mg/mL was added to a 96-well plate containing 125 [micro]L of distilled water followed by the addition of 10 [micro]L of 5% sodium nitrite solution.
Rhizome takes on the task of determining which are the 100 net art projects that should not be forgotten, as part of its commitment to promoting this art form over the last two decades.
Elephantorrhiza elephantina is a perennial suffrutex or low shrub, producing annual stems up to 90 cm tall at ground level, from the woody end of an elongate, with often thickened rhizome up to 8 m long [16].