Meaning of rhizophore in English:

rhizophore

Pronunciation /ˈrʌɪzəfɔː/

noun

Botany
  • In many clubmosses of the genus Selaginella and certain other members of the family Lycopodiaceae: a leafless branch arising at the fork of a stem, which grows downwards and bears roots on contact with the earth.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Alfred Bennett (1833–1902), botanist and publisher. From rhizo- + -phore, after German Wurzelträger.