(kôr′məl, kôr-mĕl′)
A small young corm produced by a fully developed corm.

[corm + -el, diminutive suff. (from Latin -ellus).]


(Botany) a new small corm arising from the base of a fully developed one


(ˈkɔr məl, kɔrˈmɛl)

a small new corm that is vegetatively propagated by a fully mature corm.
[1895–1900; corm + -el diminutive suffix, as in carpel, pedicel, etc. (< Latin -ellus; see -elle)]
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The increase of the total costs of production in response to the increase of the weight of the seedling type used in the tannia propagation cultivated with and without hilling confirms that as the average weight of the cormel used as the seedling increases, then the participation of this component in the production cost will be higher (PUIATTI et al.
Under the conditions in which the experiments were conducted during the 2007-2008, 2008-2009 e 2009-2010 crop seasons, and in considering the higher average yield of commercial cormel fresh weight and the higher net income, it is recommended that the 'Comum' tannia should be produced from seedlings of the Extra type and without a hilling operation.
The cormels that weighed more than 5 g were considered to be commercial.
Majority (92%) of the farmers interviewed cultivate cocoyam for both the cormel and leaf.
It has been reported that leaf harvesting results in significant reduction in cormel yield [19].
From the survey findings majority (92%) of the farmers interviewed cultivated cocoyam for both the cormel and leaf.
1970), cormel tips (Simonsen and Hildebrandt 1971) or cormel slices and basal leaf region (Kamo 1994) but in our results we observed shoot from callus initiated from slices of cormel sprouts (Fig.
Sucrose plays an important role for cormel formation in vitro in Gladiolus.
In vitro cormel production from Nodal buds and cormels Tips in gladiolus, PP, 50-53.
The Company has paid to Cormel Capital LLC a finder's fee of 50,000 shares and 50,000 share purchase warrants with the same terms as above in connection with this financing.
In vitro cormel production from nodal buds and cormel tip has been achieved successfully [6].
1996, "In vitro cormel production from nodal buds and cormel tips in Gladiolus," In: Plant Tissue Culture, A.