• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spongiole spŭn"jĭ*ōl (Bot) A supposed spongelike expansion of the tip of a rootlet for absorbing water; -- called also spongelet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spongiole In botany, a former name of the spongy tissue of a root-tip, from its supposed property of sucking up moisture like a sponge. Also called spongelet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spongiole the spongy tissue of a root-tip
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. spongiola, a rose gall, small roots, dim. of spongia,: cf. F. spongiole,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esponge—L. spongia—Gr. sponggia.


In literature:

The tendrils of the vine seek and choose their own support, and the thirsty spongioles of the root find the nourishing veins of water.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various