Bulb vs Bulbospongiosus - What's the difference?

bulb | bulbospongiosus |


As nouns the difference between bulb and bulbospongiosus

is that bulb is any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end while bulbospongiosus is (anatomy) one of the superficial muscles of the perineum, covering the bulb of the penis in males and the vestibular bulb in females.

As a verb bulb

is to take the shape of a bulb; to swell.

bulb

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end.
  • the bulb of the aorta
  • A light bulb.
  • The bulb-shaped root portion of a plant such as a tulip, from which the rest of the plant may be regrown.
  • * 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
  • the plants which grow in the earth from seed or bulbs .
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  • (nautical) a bulbous protuberance at the forefoot of certain vessels to reduce turbulence.
  • Derived terms

    * lampbulb * light bulb * flash bulb * tulip bulb

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.
  • Anagrams

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    bulbospongiosus

    English

    Noun

    (bulbospongiosi)
  • (anatomy) One of the superficial muscles of the perineum, covering the bulb of the penis in males and the vestibular bulb in females.
  • Synonyms

    * bulbocavernosus