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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

Rhymes with CORM

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

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