Exordium

Ex*or"di*um

(-m), n.;
pl. E. Exordiums (-mz), L. Exordia (-).
[L. fr. exordiri to begin a web, lay a warp, begin; ex out + ordiri to begin a web, begin; akin to E. order. See Order.] A beginning; an introduction; especially, the introductory part of a discourse or written composition, which prepares the audience for the main subject; the opening part of an oration. "The exordium of repentance." Jer. Taylor. "Long prefaces and exordiums. " Addison.
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Ex`o*rhi"za

(ks`*r"z), n.;
pl. Exorhiz (-z).
[NL. fr. Gr. 'e`xw outside + 'ri`za root.] (Bot.) A plant Whose radicle is not inclosed or sheathed by the cotyledons or plumule. Gray.

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Ex`o*rhi"zal

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Ex`o*rhi`zous

(?), } a. (Bot.) Having a radicle which is not inclosed by the cotyledons or plumule; of or relating to an exorhiza.
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