Synonyms for bulb


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