tu·​ber·​ous | \ ˈtü-b(ə-)rəs How to pronounce tuberous (audio) , ˈtyü- \

Definition of tuberous

1 : consisting of, bearing, or resembling a tuber
2 : of, relating to, or being a plant tuber or tuberous root of a plant

Examples of tuberous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The orchid, located in Madagascar, has no leaves, grows from a woolly tuberous stem, and spends most of its life underground, emerging only to flower or produce fruit. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "This new orchid species is the 'ugliest' in the world," 17 Dec. 2020 Two of the most popular tuberous begonias are the B. x tuberhybrida hybrids and varieties of the popular Begonia boliviensis. Earl Nickel,, "Begonias add cheer to the Bay Area winter garden," 4 Dec. 2020 Two months after he was born, Zach was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis complex, a rare genetic disease that causes tumors to grow in the body’s major organ systems - skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, brain. Taylor Goebel, USA TODAY, "My brother has daily seizures. COVID-19 restrictions are making him sicker.," 29 Nov. 2020 Take everything out of storage: fuchsia, dahlias, tuberous begonias, pelargoniums, rhodochitons and spring flowering bulbs. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "With seeds harder to come by, here are some ideas for Alaska gardeners," 2 Apr. 2020 Brains of fetuses that had died and had a genetic disease called tuberous sclerosis complex, which carries about an 80% chance of epilepsy, showed inflammation. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, "As epilepsy drugs fail nearly one-third of patients, scientists seek root causes of seizures," 12 Dec. 2019 The disease, called tuberous sclerosis complex, is a genetic condition that affects about 1 in 6,000 people, producing noncancerous tumors that grow throughout the body. Maria Loreto,, "CBD might help treat seizures triggered by rare genetic disorder," 10 Dec. 2019 The agency gave more funding to tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder that affects fewer than forty thousand Americans, and to osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle-bone disease, which affects some twenty thousand. Mike Mariani, The New Yorker, "A Town for People with Chronic Fatigue," 3 Sep. 2019 Southern California Plant summer-blooming bulbs, corms, and tubers, including acidanthera, agapanthus, tuberous begonias, caladiums, calla lilies, dahlias, daylilies, gladiolus, iris, ixia, montbretias, tiger flowers, tuberoses, and watsonias. Thad Orr, Sunset, "Your Essential Gardening To-Do List for April," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of tuberous

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Dec 2020

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“Tuberous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of tuberous

: characterized by or being knobby or nodular lesions tuberous xanthomas on the knees

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