tuber

noun tu·ber \ ˈtü-bər , ˈtyü- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of tuber

1 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

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Origin and Etymology of tuber

Latin, swelling, truffle; perhaps akin to Latin tumēre to swell — more at 1thumb


TUBER Defined for English Language Learners

tuber

noun

Definition of tuber for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TUBER Defined for Kids

tuber

noun tu·ber \ ˈtü-bər , ˈtyü- \

Definition of tuber for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

tuber

noun tu·ber \ ˈt(y)ü-bər \

medical Definition of tuber

: an anatomical prominence : tuberosity


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