corm

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noun \ˈkȯrm\

Definition of corm

  1. :  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 and Etymology 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

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noun \ˈkȯ(ə)rm\

Medical Definition of corm

  1. :  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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