How to use Holdfast in a sentence

holdfast
  • The hollow holdfast of furbelows, covered in suction pads.

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  • The loops of blue and taches of gold, never let go their holdfast.

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  • In germination of the seed the root of the embryo (radicle) grows out to get a holdfast for the plant; this is generally followed by the growth of the short stem immediately above the root, the so-called "hypocotyl," which carries up the cotyledons above the ground, where they spread to the light and become the first green leaves of the plant.

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  • The most fundamental external differentiation is into holdfast and shoot.

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  • Besides the differentiation into holdfast and shoot, and into branches of limited and branches of unlimited growth, there appear superficial structures of the nature of hairs.

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  • It can reach 50m long and have a holdfast (the bit it sticks to the rocks with) 1m in diameter.

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  • The attachment organ of algae is thus more properly called a holdfast, and is found to be of very varied structure.

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