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Definition of "tuberous" [tu•ber•ous]

  • Producing or bearing tubers. (adjective)
  • Being or resembling a tuber: a tuberous root. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tuberous" in a sentence
  • "Novartis said the European Commission approved the tablet to treat patients aged three years and older who suffer from a brain tumors that are caused by a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis."
  • "Rothberg's 14-year-old daughter, the oldest of his five kids, has a mild form of an inherited disease called tuberous sclerosis complex, a relatively rare disorder 50,000 or so Americans have it that can cause benign tumors in the heart, kidney, skin, lungs, eyes and brain, where seizures can occur."
  • "He has a disease called tuberous sclerosis, and we just had brain surgery!"