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corm

(korm) [Gr. kormos, a trimmed tree trunk]
A short, bulb-shaped underground stem of a plant such as the autumn crocus, a source of colchicine.

corm

a modified underground stem found in some MONOCOTYLEDONS, for example crocus and meadow saffron, that is usually broader than high and contains no fleshy scale leaves (as in the BULB) but rather has its food reserves in the stem. See Fig. 120 .
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[26], addition of CORM-2 increased the viability of NSC in a concentration-dependent manner, suggesting a neuroprotective effect of the CORM against iron overload.
Put it this way: you'd do well to figure out what was going on with a given set of events, but Corm would have thought the next point beyond that, and the one after, and several more still, like knowledge didn't come to him sequentially, hut rather in a massive superimposition of facts, truths, and suppositions that were almost invariably correct.
If your area has burrowing rodents like gophers, consider making a "cage" out of chicken wire and bury that in the ground, filling with dirt, and planting corms within the cage.
Likewise, emergence was positively correlated with corm weight (r = 0.51) and total yield (r = 0.52).
CORMs have the potential to expand CO-based therapy to a range of high-value indications, can be administered orally or intravenously, and offer a very attractive therapeutic window and safety profile.
CORMs were first introduced as industrial catalysts and for purification purposes.
Effect of corm size and fifferent doses of phosphorus on the growth, corm and cormel development of gladiolus.
Genotypes which had the higher leaves produce bigger corm. In other hand by increasing between row spacing and leaves surface bigger corm were harvested.
The works on show at AUBAG are on loan from Corm's son -- economist, intellectual and former finance minister Georges G.
The small offshoots (cormels, the size of garden peas) can be saved and grown on for several years until they reach flowering size, but as the corms are inexpensive, most homeowners expand their glad collection by additional purchases yearly.
[10,11] successfully regenerated callus and intact plantlets from corm explants.