corm

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corm

noun \ˈkrm\

Definition of CORM

:  a rounded thick modified underground stem base bearing membranous or scaly leaves and buds and acting as a vegetative reproductive structure — compare bulb, tuber

Origin of CORM

New Latin cormus, from Greek kormos tree trunk, from keirein to cut — more at shear
First Known Use: 1830

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corm

noun \ˈk(ə)rm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CORM

: a rounded thick modified underground stem base bearing membranous or scaly leaves and buds and acting as a vegetative reproductive structure

corm

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Vertical, fleshy, underground stem that acts as a vegetative reproductive structure in certain seed plants. It bears membranous or scaly leaves and buds. Typical corms are those of the crocus and gladiolus. Corms are sometimes called solid bulbs, or bulbo-tubers, but they are distinguished from true bulbs and tubers.

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