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Rod

A rarely used unit of length in the U.S. system equal to five and a half feet.

rod

A linear unit of measurement equal to 161/2 feet.

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The regularity of the microvilli and their rodlets, as well as the filament column, may serve as some sort of light guide.
It appears that the rodlet layer may allow the fungal spores to hide in the body, waiting until conditions are favorable to germinate (such as death).
More than 95% of this plant material comprises remains of medullosan pteridosperms, including trunks [less than or equal to] 95 mm in diameter that show resin rodlets and downward-recurved petioles, large bifurcating petioles [less than or equal to] 56 mm in diameter, and pinnae of Macroneuropteris scheuchzeri with cyclopterid pinnules, and Neuropteris ovata.