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germination click to hear : germination

Phenomenon by which, given favorable conditions, a seed will develop and grow into a plant.
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root hairs leaf terminal bud cotyledon first leaves secondary root primary root radicle seed

root hairs click to hear : root hairs

Root cell extensions that ensure the provision of water and mineral salts; they increase the surface area available for absorbing nutrients.

leaf click to hear : leaf

Usually thin and flat part of a vegetable that grows out of the stem and is specially adapted to capturing light and performing photosynthesis.

terminal bud click to hear : terminal bud

Bud that grows at the end of the stem, enabling it to grow longer.

cotyledon click to hear : cotyledon

First leaf, formed inside the seed; it provides vital food for the seedling, then withers and falls shortly after germination.

secondary root click to hear : secondary root

Offshoot growing out of the primary root.

primary root click to hear : primary root

Root that emerges as the radicle develops; many secondary offshoots rapidly grow out of it.

radicle click to hear : radicle

First root produced by the seed; it quickly breaks through the seed coat and grows downward into the soil.

seed click to hear : seed

Structure formed by the development of a fertile ovule; it contains an embryo and nutrient reserves that enable a new plant to grow.