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From Ancient Greek κορμός (kormós, trunk of a tree with the boughs cut off), from κείρω (keírō, shear).


cormus (plural cormi)

  1. (botany) A corm.
  2. (biology) An organism made up of a number of individuals, such as, for example, would be formed by a process of budding from a parent stalk where the buds remain attached.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cormus in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)