Knobby, lumpy, or nodular; presenting many tubers or tuberosities. SYN: tuberiferous, tuberose. [L. tuberosus]

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tu·ber·ous 't(y)ü-b(ə-)rəs adj characterized by or being knobby or nodular lesions <\tuberous xanthomas on the knees>

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knobbed; having nodules or rounded swellings.

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tu·ber·ous (tooґbər-əs) covered with tubers; called also tubiferous.

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