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tuber

 [too´ber]
1. a swelling or protuberance; see also tubercle and tuberosity.
2. the essential lesion of tuberous sclerosis, a pale, firm, nodular glial hamartomatous brain lesion that sometimes becomes calcified; it develops predominantly in the cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum, medulla, and spinal cord.
tuber cine´reum an area of the undersurface of the forebrain to which the stalk of the pituitary gland is attached.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tu·ber

, pl.

tu·ber·a

(tū'bĕr, too'ber-ă),
1. A localized swelling; a knob.
2. A short, fleshy, thick, underground stem of plants, such as the potato.
[L. protuberance, swelling]
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tuber

An enlarged tip of a rhizome or a fleshy outgrowth, which stores nutrients.

Edible tubers
Stem tubers (potato); tuberous roots (sweet potato, cassava, yam, dahlia).
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tu·ber

, pl. tubera (tū'bĕr, -ă)
1. A localized swelling; a knob.
2. A short, fleshy, thick, underground stem of plants, such as the potato.
[L. protuberance, swelling]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tuber

an enlarged underground root or stem containing PARENCHYMA cells packed with STARCH for overwintering. The best known example is the stem tuber of potato which has buds in the axils of tiny leaves (forming the potato ‘eyes’). Root tubers often have a finger-like branched structure, as in the lesser celandine, Ranunculus ficaria.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005