Dictionary Results for bulb


1. bulb - noun

· a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure

Hypernym(s): stalk, stem




2. bulb - noun

· electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity

Synonym(s): light_bulb, lightbulb, incandescent_lamp, electric_light, electric-light_bulb

Hypernym(s): electric_lamp




3. bulb - noun

· a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end); "the bulb of a syringe"

Hypernym(s): part, portion




4. bulb - noun

· anything with a round shape resembling a teardrop

Hypernym(s): round_shape




5. bulb - noun

· lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata); "the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning"

Synonym(s): medulla_oblongata, medulla

Hypernym(s): neural_structure




6. bulb - noun

· a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ

Hypernym(s): structure, anatomical_structure, complex_body_part, bodily_structure, body_structure





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