One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Anatomy. A bundle of nerve fibres as it emerges from the neuraxis; especially either of the paired (dorsal and ventral) bundles of nerve fibres that emerge from the spinal cord and unite to form a spinal nerve.
2Any of various North American lady's slipper orchids having roots used to make medicinal preparations for the nerves; especially Cypripedium calceolus and C. acaule.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From nerve + root.
nerve root/ˈnəːv ruːt/
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