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Napiform  [ Botany ]
Synonym: Turnip-like

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  A root shaped like a turnip: Large and round at the top, tapering and very slender below.
Napiform roots Echinocereus knippelianus var. kruegeri, Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus, Ariocarpus retusus A “napiform root” is one when swollen and broader than long, as that of the turnip." The word napiform comes from the Latin word "napus" meaning “turnip”, and the Latin word "forma" meaning  “form, shape”


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