adjective Date: 1650 1. consisting of, bearing, or resembling a tuber 2. of, relating to, or being a plant tuber or tuberous root of a plant

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  • Tuberous — Tu ber*ous, a. [L. tuberosus: cf. F. tub[ e]reux. See {Tuber}, and cf. also {Tuberose}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Covered with knobby or wartlike prominences; knobbed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Consisting of, or bearing, tubers; resembling a tuber. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tuberous — (also tuberose) ► ADJECTIVE 1) resembling, forming, or having a tuber or tubers. 2) Medicine characterized by or affected by rounded swellings …   English terms dictionary

  • tuberous — [to͞o′bər əs, tyo͞o′bər əs] adj. [Fr tubéreux < L tuberosus: see TUBER & OUS] 1. covered with wartlike swellings; knobby 2. Bot. of, like, or having a tuber …   English World dictionary

  • tuberous — Knobby, lumpy, or nodular; presenting many tubers or tuberosities. SYN: tuberiferous, tuberose. [L. tuberosus] * * * tu·ber·ous t(y)ü b(ə )rəs adj characterized by or being knobby or nodular lesions <tuberous xanthomas on the knees> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • tuberous — adj. = TUBEROSE(1). Phrases and idioms: tuberous root a thick and fleshy root like a tuber but without buds. Etymology: F tubeacutereux or L tuberosus f. TUBER …   Useful english dictionary

  • tuberous — /tooh beuhr euhs, tyooh /, adj. 1. characterized by the presence of rounded or wartlike prominences or tubers. 2. of the nature of such a prominence. 3. Bot. bearing tubers. 4. having the nature of or resembling a tuber. Also, tuberose. [1640 50; …   Universalium

  • tuberous — adjective Of, relating to, resembling, or producing tubers …   Wiktionary

  • tuberous — Synonyms and related words: botanic, bulbous, burled, cereal, farinaceous, fruitlike, fruity, gnarled, gnarly, herbaceous, herbal, herbose, herbous, herby, knobbed, knobby, knoblike, knotted, knotty, knurled, knurly, leguminose, leguminous, nodal …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tuberous — tu·ber·ous || tuːbÉ™rÉ™s / tju adj. resembling bulbs; having bulbous lumps …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tuberous — [ tju:b(ə)rəs] (also tuberose) adjective 1》 Botany resembling, forming, or having a tuber or tubers. 2》 Medicine characterized by or affected by rounded swellings. Derivatives tuberosity rɒsɪti noun …   English new terms dictionary

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