Rhizogen

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rhizogen (Bot) One of a proposed class of flowering plants growning on the roots of other plants and destitute of green foliage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rhizogen A parasitic plant growing on the roots of other plants; specifically, a member of a division of plants (the class Rhizantheæ) proposed by Lindley, composed of flowering plants of a fungoid habit, parasitic upon rootstocks and stems. It embraced the present orders Balanophoreæ and Cytinaceæ, now regarded as belonging to the apetalous dicotyledons. The genus Rafflesia is an illustration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rhizogen rī′zō-jen a parasitic plant growing on the root of another plant
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. rhiza, root, genēs, producing.