HyperDic: bulb

English > 6 senses of the word bulb:
NOUNplantbulba modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
artifactbulb, light bulb, lightbulb, incandescent lamp, electric light, electric-light bulbelectric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
artifactbulba rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end)
shapebulbanything with a round shape resembling a teardrop
bodybulb, medulla oblongata, medullalower or hindmost part of the brain
bodybulba rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ
bulb > pronunciation
Soundsbah'lb
Rhymesflashbulb ... lightbulb: 3 rhymes with ahlb...
English > bulb: 6 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningA modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure.
Narrowerbulbil, bulbletsmall bulb or bulb-shaped growth arising from the leaf axil or in the place of flowers
onionThe bulb of an onion plant
shallotAggregate bulb of the multiplier onion
squillbulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant
Broaderstalk, stemA slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
Spanishbulbo
Catalanbulb
Adjectivesbulbaceousproducing or growing from bulbs
bulbedhaving a bulb / bulb / bulb
English > bulb: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningelectric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity.
Synonymslight bulb, lightbulb, incandescent lamp, electric light, electric-light bulb
PartsfilamentA thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
Broaderelectric lampA lamp powered by electricity
Spanishampolleta, bombilla, bombillo, lámpara de incandescencia, lámpara incandescente
Catalanbombeta, bulb, làmpada d'incandescència
English > bulb: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end).
Example"the bulb of a syringe"
Part ofmercury thermometer, mercury-in-glass thermometerthermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees ... / degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit
syringeA medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids
Broaderpart, portionSomething less than the whole of a human artifact
Catalanbulb
Adjectivesbulbousshaped like a bulb
English > bulb: 6 senses > noun 4, shape
MeaningAnything with a round shape resembling a teardrop.
Broaderround shapeA shape that is curved and without sharp angles
Adjectivesbulblikeshaped like a bulb
English > bulb: 6 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningLower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; ('bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata).
Synonymsmedulla oblongata, medulla
Part ofbrainstem, brain-stem, brain stemThe part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
Partsrespiratory centerThe center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles
Broaderneural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
Spanishbulbo raquídeo, medula oblonga, médula oblonga
Catalanbulb raquidi, medul·la oblonga
Adjectivesbulbarinvolving the medulla oblongata
English > bulb: 6 senses > noun 6, body
MeaningA rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ.
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishbulbo
Catalanbulb
Adjectivesbulbouscurving outward

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