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Meaning of bulb

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular
           underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
      2: electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent
         glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten)
         that emits light when heated by electricity [syn: {light
         bulb}, {lightbulb}, {bulb}, {incandescent lamp}, {electric
         light}, {electric-light bulb}]
      3: a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one
         end); "the bulb of a syringe"
      4: anything with a round shape resembling a teardrop
      5: 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" [syn: {medulla oblongata}, {medulla}, {bulb}]
      6: a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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