pseudobulb

[soo-duh-buhlb]

noun Botany.

an enlarged, aboveground portion of stem, present in many tropical orchids, in which moisture is stored.

Nearby words

  1. pseudoanemia,
  2. pseudoaneurysm,
  3. pseudoappendicitis,
  4. pseudoaquatic,
  5. pseudoarthrosis,
  6. pseudobulbar,
  7. pseudobulbar paralysis,
  8. pseudocarp,
  9. pseudocartilage,
  10. pseudocast

Origin of pseudobulb

First recorded in 1825–35; pseudo- + bulb

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Science definitions for pseudobulb

pseudobulb

[sōōdō-bŭlb′]

A thickened, bulblike, fleshy stem located above the ground, as in many orchids. See also bulb corm.
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