tuber
noun Etymology: Latin, swelling, truffle; perhaps akin to Latin tumēre to swell — more at thumb Date: 1668 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 2. tuberosity

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  • tuber — [ tybe ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • fer tubé 1489; repris 1842; de tube ♦ Techn. Garnir de tubes (un trou de sonde). ♢ Poser des tubes d acier vissés les uns à la suite des autres au moyen de filetages coniques, lors du forage de (un puits de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tuber — TÚBER s.m. (anat.) Porţiune îngroşată a unui organ. [< it. tubero, lat. tuber – umflătură]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 23.10.2005. Sursa: DN  TÚBER1 s. m. 1. (anat.) porţiune îngroşată a unui organ. 2. tubercul1 (1). (< it. tubero …   Dicționar Român

  • TUBER — a Graeco τύφαρ, quod est, τύφος, seu ἔπαρσις, tumor, non dicitur nisi de rotundo et globoso, et proprie quidem notat tumorem vel abscessum corporis, qui in rotundum erumpit, Graecis φῦμα, φλύκταινα, ὐπόςτημα, τύλος. Inde ad fetum illum terrae… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • tuber — (n.) thick underground stem, 1660s, from L. tuber lump, bump, perhaps related to tumere to swell (see THIGH (Cf. thigh)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tuber — túber m DEFINICIJA 1. bot. a. v. gomolj b. v. tartuf 2. a. anat. velika kvrga koja nastaje na mjestu gdje se jedan mišić ili više snažnih mišića hvataju tetivnim nitima za kost b. pat. upalni čvorić koji se raspada i ostavlja ožiljak ETIMOLOGIJA… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tuber — tuber; para·tuber·culous; …   English syllables

  • tuber — [to͞o′bər, tyo͞o′bər] n. [L, lit., a swelling, knob, truffle < IE * teubh < base * tēu , to swell > THUMB, L tumere, to swell] 1. a short, thickened, fleshy part of an underground stem, as a potato: new plants develop from the buds, or… …   English World dictionary

  • Tuber — Tu ber, n.[L., a hump. knob; probably akin to tumere to swell. Cf. {Tumid}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A fleshy, rounded stem or root, usually containing starchy matter, as the potato or arrowroot; a thickened root stock. See Illust. of {Tuberous}. (b) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tuber — (lat.), Höcker; T. frontale, Stirnhöcker. In der Botanik soviel wie Knolle, z. B. T. (Radix) Aconiti, Akonitknolle; T. (Radix) Jalappae, Jalappenknolle; T. (Radix) Salep, Salepknolle; auch Pilzgattung, s. Trüffel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tuber — Tuber, Pilzgattg., s. Trüffel …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • tuber — engrosamiento, tubérculo Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

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