corm

noun \ ˈkȯrm \
Updated on: 18 Mar 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of corm

New Latin cormus, from Greek kormos tree trunk, from keirein to cut — more at shear


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corm

noun \ ˈkȯ(ə)rm \

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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