root tuber

  • 1 root tuber — Thickened root that stores carbohydrates …

    Glossary of Biotechnology

  • 2 Tuber — For fungal genus, see Truffle (fungus). For the community in California, see Tuber, California. Tuber is Latin for swelling , as also used for benign tumours such as in tuberous sclerosis Oca tubers Tubers are various types of modified plant… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Root vegetable — Root vegetables are plant roots used as vegetables. [cite web url=http://www.askoxford.com/concise oed/root 1?view=uk title=AskOxford.com accessdate=2007 05 06] Other underground plants are often, erroneously, called root vegetables. Root… …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 Root — Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Root and branch — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Root barnacle — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Root hair — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Root leaf — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Root louse — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Root of a nail — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Root of a tooth — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Root of an equation — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 Root-and-branch men — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 Root-knot nematode — Larva of root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, magnified 500×, shown here penetrating a tomato root Scientific classification Kingdom …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 Tuber — Tu ber, n.[L., a hump. knob; probably akin to tumere to swell. Cf. {Tumid}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A fleshy, rounded stem or root, usually containing starchy matter, as the potato or arrowroot; a thickened root stock. See Illust. of {Tuberous}. (b) A… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 root — [n] base, core basis, bedrock, beginnings, bottom, cause, center, crux, derivation, essence, essentiality, footing, foundation, fountain, fountainhead, fundamental, germ, ground, groundwork, heart, inception, infrastructure, mainspring, marrow,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 17 tuber — ► NOUN 1) a thickened underground part of a stem or rhizome, e.g. that of the potato, bearing buds from which new plants grow. 2) a thickened fleshy root, e.g. of the dahlia. ORIGIN Latin, hump, swelling …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 Tuber (genus) — Taxobox name = Truffle image width = 250px regnum = Fungi divisio = Ascomycota subphylum = Pezizomycotina classis = Pezizomycetes ordo = Pezizales familia = Tuberaceae genus = Tuber subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = Tuber aestivum Tuber… …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 tuber — tuber1 tuberless, adj. tuberoid, adj. /tooh beuhr, tyooh /, n. 1. Bot. a fleshy, usually oblong or rounded thickening or outgrowth, as the potato, of a subterranean stem or shoot, bearing minute scalelike leaves with buds or eyes in their axils… …

    Universalium

  • 20 root — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rootlet, radicle, radicel, taproot; radical; base, origin, essence, source; etymon. See numeration, cause. v. plant, implant, fix; eradicate, extirpate; take root; informal, acclaim, cheer. See… …

    English dictionary for students

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.