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bulb

 [bulb]
a rounded mass or enlargement. adj., adj bul´bar.
bulb of aorta the enlargement of the aorta at its point of origin from the heart.
auditory bulb the membranous labyrinth and cochlea.
bulb of eye eyeball.
gustatory b's taste buds.
hair bulb the bulbous expansion at the proximal end of a hair, in which the hair shaft is generated.
inferior bulb of jugular vein a dilatation of the internal jugular vein just before it joins the brachiocephalic vein.
Krause's bulb end-bulb.
olfactory bulb the bulblike expansion of the olfactory tract on the under surface of the frontal lobe of each cerebral hemisphere.
bulb of penis bulb of urethra.
superior bulb of jugular vein a dilatation at the beginning of the internal jugular vein.
taste b's taste buds.
bulb of urethra the enlarged proximal part of the corpus spongiosum.
bulb of vestibule (vestibulovaginal bulb) a body consisting of paired masses of erectile tissue, situated one on either side of the vaginal orifice.
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bulb

(bŭlb), [TA]
1. Any globular or fusiform structure. Synonym(s): bulbus [TA]
2. A short, vertical underground stem of plants, such as onion and garlic.
[L. bulbus, a bulbous root]
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bulb

(bŭlb)
n.
1. A rounded projection or part: the bulb of a syringe.
2. Anatomy A rounded dilation or expansion of a canal, vessel, or organ.
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bulb

(bŭlb)
1. Any rounded, globular, or fusiform structure.
Synonym(s): bulbus [TA] .
2. A short, vertical, underground stem of plants, such as onions and garlic.
[L. bulbus, a bulbous root]
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Fig. 84 Bulb. Vertical section.click for a larger image
Fig. 84 Bulb . Vertical section.

bulb

a short, specialized underground stem in which nutrients (particularly sugars) are stored in fleshy scale leaves overlapping the stem. One or more buds are present in the AXILS of the scale leaves and in the spring these develop into new shoots, utilizing the stored food material. Examples of plants producing bulbs are onion, tulip and hyacinth.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

bulb

(bŭlb)
Any globular or fusiform structure.
[L. bulbus, a bulbous root]
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