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Definition of fibrous root

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Definition as written by talinum:

A root system consisting of many branched rootlets or lateral rootlets. Plants with fibrous roots typically do not have a taproot

Definition as written by Joan:

A fibrous root is a fine, root or rootlet which absorbs moisture and nutrients from the soil.

A root system where all the root branches are of approximately equal thickness, as in grasses and many other monocots. Most monocots have a fibrous root system consisting of an extensive mass of similarly sized roots.

Lateral, fibrous roots can also grow off of a main taproot, such as the root hairs on a carrot.

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