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Root cap

root cap
(Science: botany) A mass of parenchymtous cells which covers and protects the growing cells at the end of a root; a pileorhiza.
The issue found at the apex of roots, overlying the root apical meristem and protecting it from friction as the root grows through the soil. Secretes a glycoprotein mucilage as a lubricant.
Thimble-shaped mass of cells covering and protecting the growing tip of a root.Produced by the apical meristem (area capable of cell division in plants), the root cap is found in almost all plants at the apex of the root. It consists of parenchyma cells that perform a protective function and a hard surface to ‘push’ the soil aside w.


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