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corm

Saltos de línea: corm
Pronunciación: /kɔːm
 
/

Definición de corm en inglés:

sustantivo

A rounded underground storage organ present in plants such as crocuses, gladioli, and cyclamens, consisting of a swollen stem base covered with scale leaves. Compare with bulb (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • Clonal progeny may be produced by stolons, runners, rhizomes, tubers, buds on bulbs, corms and roots, layering of stems, and agamospermous seed.
  • Bulbs are geophytes including flower-producing bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes with underground storage systems.
  • The primary bulb species used for gardens and landscapes include: true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuberous roots, rhizomes, and enlarged hypocotyls.

Origen

mid 19th century: from modern Latin cormus, from Greek kormos 'trunk stripped of its boughs'.

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