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A perennial plant, such as a crocus or tulip, that resprouts by means of buds on underground bulbs, tubers, or corms.
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(Botany) a perennial plant that propagates by means of buds below the soil surface
geophytic adj
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(ˈdʒi əˌfaɪt)

a plant propagated by means of underground buds.
ge`o•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geophyte - a perennial plant that propagates by underground bulbs or tubers or corms
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
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In coming weeks, Spike's tall flower will slowly deflate as the plant works to gather its energy into an underground storage organ called a corm, Vitt said.
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The adipose tissue is now considered to be not only an energy storage organ, but also a metabolically-active endocrine organ that releases bioactive peptides (e.g., adipokines) into the bloodstream.
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Technically speaking, a bulb is a portion of a plant swollen into a food storage organ, enabling the plant to survive when dormant.
Ornamental geophytes--also called flower bulbs--encompass more than 800 botanical genera that have renewal buds located in an underground storage organ, such as a rhizome, tuber, corm, or bulb.
The main treatment is to lower detrusor contraction to reduce the risk of complications and create a safe storage organ for the urine.
"They have a distensible crop, a storage organ that enables them to eat more than 100 percent of their body weight in one or more sittings," says Helf.
Much of the maternal tissue surrounding each sperm storage organ can be removed with the help of micropins.
A tail is an important storage organ for protein and fat in plethodontid salamanders (Maiorana, 1977).

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