One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Linguistics. A word form consisting of an unmodified root, especially an uninflected verb form.
2Zoology. A basal or ancestral form of an organism. Now rare.
3Entomology. A wingless form occurring in some plant lice (especially of the family Phylloxeridae) feeding on roots.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Congregational Magazine. From root + form.
root form/ˈruːt fɔːm/
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