corm definition

  • noun:
    • a quick dense solid food-storing underground stem, sometimes bearing papery scale leaves, as in the crocus or gladiolus.
    • a brief, straight, inflamed underground stem of a plant (usually one of the monocots) that serves as a storage organ to allow the plant to survive winter season or any other unfortunate circumstances such drought.
    • a good bulb-shaped root, since the crocus. See light bulb.
    • Same as Cormus, 2.
    • In botany, a bulb-like, solid, fleshy subterranean stem, producing leaves and buds regarding the upper area and roots through the lower, like in the cyclamen.
    • In zoology, a cormus.
    • solid distended underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and portion as a reproductive structure
    • A short dense solid food-storing underground stem, often bearing papery scale leaves, such as the crocus or gladiolus.
    • A short, straight, distended underground stem of a plant (usually among the monocots) that functions as a storage organ make it possible for the plant to survive wintertime or other unfortunate circumstances such as drought.
    • an excellent bulb-shaped root, since the crocus. See light bulb.
    • identical to Cormus, 2.
    • In botany, a bulb-like, solid, fleshy subterranean stem, creating leaves and buds regarding upper area and roots through the lower, such as the cyclamen.
    • In zoology, a cormus.
    • solid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and portion as a reproductive construction

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