Enlarged or deeply descending storage root derived from the primary root of an embryo; main root of a plant, having a single, dominant axis and often serving the functions of structural support and food storage, e.g. the extensive taproot of some plants of Zamia pseudoparasitica that grow from the plant perched on high tree branches all the way to the forest floor.
  Cf. feeder root.

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