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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.

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]

bulb

(bulb) a rounded mass or enlargement.bul´bar
bulb of aorta  the enlargement of the aorta at its point of origin from the heart.
bulb of corpus spongiosum  b. of penis.
bulb of hair  the bulbous expansion at the proximal end of a hair in which the hair shaft is generated.
olfactory bulb  the bulblike expansion of the olfactory tract on the under surface of the frontal lobe of each cerebral hemisphere; the olfactory nerves enter it.
onion bulb  in neuropathology, a collection of overlapping Schwann cells resembling the bulb of an onion, encircling an axon that has become demyelinated; seen when an axon has repeatedly become demyelinated and remyelinated.
bulb of penis , bulb of urethra the enlarged proximal part of the corpus spongiosum.
bulb of vestibule of vagina , vestibulovaginal bulb a body consisting of paired masses of erectile tissue, one on either side of the vaginal opening.

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.

bulb

Etymology: L, bulbus, swollen root
any rounded structure, such as the eyeball, hair roots, and certain sensory nerve endings.

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]
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.

bulb

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

bulb

1. a rounded mass or enlargement.
2. medulla oblongata.

aortic bulb
the enlargement of the aorta at its point of origin from the heart.
auditory bulb
the membranous labyrinth and cochlea.
eye bulb
the 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.
heel bulb
the swollen part of the hoof wall and adjacent soft tissue at the back of the hoof characterized by a periople which is wider than at any other part of the hoof.
Krause's b's
olfactory bulb
see olfactory bulb.
penile bulb
see penile bulb.
taste b's
taste buds.
urethral bulb
the enlarged proximal part of the corpus spongiosum.
vestibular bulb, vestibulovaginal bulb
a body consisting of paired masses of erectile tissue, situated one on either side of the vaginal orifice.
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05% colchicine for 9 hours induced 15 polyploid plants, which was about 50% of the total number of bulblets tested in this study, hence this was considered the most suitable treatment to produce polyploid in L.
1d) Guozheng and Cheng Chang (2005) studied the effect of TDZ on bulblet formation and shoot formation of Amaryllis and found that higher concentrations of TDZ promoted shoot as well bulblet formation but reduced root foramtion.
According to the results of this investigation, if the more bulblets production is desired, it is suggested that the bulbs should be planted horizontally and flowering stems (as a sink) should be cut at the earlier stages of growth and if high quality flowering stems are desired, the bulbs should be planted vertically.
Expect bulbils or bulblets to form flowers that look just like their parents in one to three years.
Data for frequency of bulblet regeneration, mean number of bulblets per explant; shoot length and frequency of rooting were recorded and analyzed using one way ANOVA with the help of statistical software SPSS 15.
Its bulblets actually can send out shoots before touching the ground, so that a second and sometimes even a third tier of bulblets are produced.
If your garden has gophers--they find lily bulbs delectable--plant each bulblet in a 6-inch-square basket fashioned from 1/2-inch hardware cloth.
These plants develop bulblets atop tall stems in early summer, and often multiply by division, too.
The scales went into a plastic bag along with plenty of moist peat and perlite, and then sat in a warm room for a month or two while bulblets formed at the base of each scale.
Several of the alternative onions listed on Page 23 can be handled as perpetual crops by digging and dividing them, or by replanting bulbs or bulblets.
They form clusters of underground bulbs that, unless every one is uprooted, will continue to send up shoots and form new bulblets of their own, spreading throughout the garden.