noun tu·ber \ˈtü-bər, ˈtyü-\

: a short, thick, round stem that is a part of certain plants (such as the potato), that grows underground, and that can produce a new plant

Full Definition of TUBER

a :  a short fleshy usually underground stem bearing minute scale leaves each of which bears a bud in its axil and is potentially able to produce a new plant — compare bulb, corm
b :  a fleshy root or rhizome resembling a tuber

Origin of TUBER

Latin, swelling, truffle; perhaps akin to Latin tumēre to swell — more at thumb
First Known Use: 1668

Rhymes with TUBER

TUBER Defined for Kids


noun tu·ber \ˈtü-bər, ˈtyü-\

Definition of TUBER for Kids

:  a short thick fleshy usually underground stem (as of a potato plant) having buds that can produce new plants
Medical Dictionary


noun tu·ber \ˈt(y)ü-bər\

Medical Definition of TUBER

:  an anatomical prominence :  tuberosity


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