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radicle

Pronunciation: rad'i-kel

Definition: A rootlet or structure resembling one, as the radicle of a vein, a minute veinlet joining with others to form a vein, or the radicle of a nerve, a nerve fiber that joins others to form a nerve; the smallest branches of a vessel or nerve.

[L. radicula, dim. of radix, root]

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