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tuberous

[ too-ber-uhs, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu bər əs, ˈtyu- /
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adjective
characterized by the presence of rounded or wartlike prominences or tubers.
of the nature of such a prominence.
Botany. bearing tubers.
having the nature of or resembling a tuber.
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Also tuberose.

Origin of tuberous

First recorded in 1640–50, tuberous is from the Latin word tūberōsus knobby. See tuber1, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM tuberous

sem·i·tu·ber·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tuberous

tuberous

tuberose (ˈtjuːbəˌrəʊs)

/ (ˈtjuːbərəs) /

adjective
(of plants or their parts) forming, bearing, or resembling a tuber or tubersa tuberous root
anatomy of, relating to, or having warty protuberances or tubers

Word Origin for tuberous

C17: from Latin tūberōsus full of knobs; see tuber
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for tuberous

tuberous
[ tōōbər-əs ]

adj.
Producing or bearing tubers.
Being or resembling a knot; nodular; lumpy.
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