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bulbous

 [bul´bus]
bearing or arising from a bulb.

bulbous

/bul·bous/ (bul´bus)
1. bulbar.
2. shaped like, bearing, or arising from a bulb.

bulbous

(bŭl′bəs)
adj.
1. Resembling a bulb in shape; rounded or swollen: a bulbous nose; a bulbous stem base.
2. Botany Bearing bulbs or growing from a bulb.

bul′bous·ly adv.

bulbous

Etymology: L, bulbus, swollen root
pertaining to a structure that resembles a bulb or that originates in a bulb.

bulbous

having the form or nature of a bulb; bearing or arising from a bulb.

bulbous buttercup
ranunculusbulbosa.
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have divided the pneumatization of the middle concha into three groups: lamellar type is the pneumatization of the vertical lamella of the concha; bulbous type is the pneumatization of the bulbous segment; pneumatization of both the lamellar and bulbous parts is called extensive concha bullosa (2).
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Delightful, quiet interludes came when Alioune Vieux Diop would appear onstage by himself, playing the traditional kora instrument, (something like a harp attached to a bulbous guitar), and sang sweet songs that sounded like storytelling or lullabies.
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