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tuberous

[too-ber-uh s, tyoo-] /ˈtu bər əs, ˈtyu-/
adjective
1.
characterized by the presence of rounded or wartlike prominences or tubers.
2.
of the nature of such a prominence.
3.
Botany. bearing tubers.
4.
having the nature of or resembling a tuber.
Also, tuberose.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin tūberōsus knobby. See tuber1, -ous
Related forms
semituberous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for semituberous

tuberous

/ˈtjuːbərəs/
adjective
1.
(of plants or their parts) forming, bearing, or resembling a tuber or tubers: a tuberous root
2.
(anatomy) of, relating to, or having warty protuberances or tubers
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tūberōsus full of knobs; see tuber
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semituberous in Medicine

tuberous tu·ber·ous (tōō'bər-əs, tyōō'-) or tu·ber·ose (-bə-rōs')
adj.

  1. Producing or bearing tubers.

  2. Being or resembling a knot; nodular; lumpy.

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