tuber

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noun tu·ber \ˈtü-bər, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tuber

  1. 1a :  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, cormb :  a fleshy root or rhizome resembling a tuber

  2. 2 :  tuberosity

Origin and Etymology of tuber

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


First Known Use: 1668


TUBER Defined for English Language Learners

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noun tu·ber \ˈtü-bər, ˈtyü-\

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

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noun tu·ber \ˈtü-bər, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tuber for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

tuber

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noun tu·ber \ˈt(y)ü-bər\

Medical Definition of tuber

  1. :  an anatomical prominence :  tuberosity


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