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Definition 1: electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bulb in the sense of this definition

(bulb is a kind of ...) a lamp powered by electricity

(bulb is a part of ...) a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current

Definition 2: a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bulb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bulb of a syringe

(bulb is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is part of bulb) thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube

(... is part of bulb) a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids

Definition 3: a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ - [noun denoting body]

(bulb is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

Definition 4: lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata) - [noun denoting body]

Samples where bulb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning

Synonyms for bulb in the sense of this definition

(bulb is a kind of ...) a structure that is part of the nervous system

(bulb is a part of ...) the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles

(... is part of bulb) the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus

Definition 5: a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure - [noun denoting plant]

(bulb is a kind of ...) a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

(... is a kind of bulb ) the bulb of an onion plant

(... is a kind of bulb ) aggregate bulb of the multiplier onion

(... is a kind of bulb ) bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant

(... is a kind of bulb ) small bulb or bulb-shaped growth arising from the leaf axil or in the place of flowers

Definition 6: anything with a round shape resembling a teardrop - [noun denoting shape]

(bulb is a kind of ...) a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

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