Definition of Tuber

1. Noun. A fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage.

Specialized synonyms: Water Chestnut, Groundnut, Potato Bean, Wild Bean, Jerusalem Artichoke, Yam
Generic synonyms: Stalk, Stem
Derivative terms: Tuberous

2. Noun. Type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles.
Exact synonyms: Genus Tuber
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Tuberaceae, Tuberaceae
Member holonyms: Earth-ball, Earthnut, Truffle

Definition of Tuber

1. n. A fleshy, rounded stem or root, usually containing starchy matter, as the potato or arrowroot; a thickened root-stock. See Illust. of Tuberous.

Definition of Tuber

1. Noun. A fleshy, thickened underground stem of a plant, usually containing stored starch, as for example a potato or arrowroot. ¹

2. Noun. (horticulture) A thickened "root-stock". ¹

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Definition of Tuber

1. a thick underground stem [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tuber

1. A starchy storage organ (such as a potato) formed by swelling of an underground stem or the distal end of a root. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tuber

tube wrench
tubed flap
tubed pedicle flap
tubelength mechanical
tubelength optical
tubeless tire
tuber (current term)
tuber anterius
tuber calcanei
tuber calcis
tuber cinereum
tuber cochleae
tuber corporis callosi
tuber dorsale
tuber frontale
tuber ischiadicum
tuber maxillae
tuber of ischium
tuber of vermis
tuber omentale
tuber parietale

Literary usage of Tuber

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1. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"The part of the air passages above the inferior ligaments of the larynx, including the passages through the nose and mouth, tuber, ([L.], 'a bump, ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"which is connected with the tuber cinereum through the intervention of a thin ... corpus callosum above the optic commissure to the tuber cinereum ; it is ..."

3. Bulletins of American Paleontology by Cornell University, Paleontological Research Institution (1895)
"Calcar tuber (Linnaeus), Krebs, The West Indian Marine Shells, p. 82. 1878. Turbo tuber Linnaeus, Morch, Catalogue of West-India Shells, p. 13. 1888. ..."

4. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"A tuber may be morphologically char- 'acterized as a short thickened rhizoma on a slender ... By heaping the soil around the stems, the/ number of tuber-1 ..."

5. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"Stem slender and reclining ; about 1 foot high ; tuber round, and few- eyed ... Stem upright and loose; about 1J feet high; tuber roundish; colour whitish ..."

6. Symposium on Potential Productivity of Field Crops Under Different Environments by W. H. Smith, International Rice Research Institute (1983)
"Potassium had no significant positive effect on LAD but increased the rate of tuber development (Enyi 1972). It seems its effects on Chinese yam are similar ..."

7. The Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1853)
"The Jerusalem Artichoke affords a good illustration of the tuber (Fig. 139). A tuber of a rounded form, and with few buds, is nearly the same as 176 ..."

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