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pseudobulb

[soo-duh-buhlb] /ˈsu dəˌbʌlb/
noun, Botany
1.
an enlarged, aboveground portion of stem, present in many tropical orchids, in which moisture is stored.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; pseudo- + bulb
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  • The erect to pendent inflorescence arises laterally from the base of the pseudobulb.
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pseudobulb
  (s'dō-bŭlb')   
A thickened, bulblike, fleshy stem located above the ground, as in many orchids. See also bulb, corm.

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