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

[corm + -el, diminutive suff. (from Latin -ellus).]
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(Botany) a new small corm arising from the base of a fully developed one
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(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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Cultivars are differentiated mainly by leaf pigmentation, plant size, cormel shape and number, cormel tip shape and pigmentation, spatial arrangement of cormels, and cormel flesh pigmentation [6].
Due to small cormel sizes, a higher proportion (about 92%) of the cormel yield could be classified as unmarketable.
Cultivar Effects on Growth, Yield and Cormel Production of Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.).
Effect of corm size and fifferent doses of phosphorus on the growth, corm and cormel development of gladiolus.
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.
Monterey, Pines radrato, 1998 Cormel, Monterey Co., Calif.
Majority (92%) of the farmers interviewed cultivate cocoyam for both the cormel and leaf.
The Gladiolus plant is propagated mainly through vegetative reproduction of cormlets and cormels. In vitro cormel production from nodal buds and cormel tip has been achieved successfully [6].
Cormels with 60g mean mass, obtained from the UFV Germplasm Bank of Vegetables (BGH/UFV), were used as seedlings.