- a small spherical body.
- Bok globule.
Origin of globule
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Examples from the Web for globule
I should like to see Buccellini, however, and have a globule of the Elysian essence.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
Every circle is as complete in itself, whether rounding a globule or a star.Lucretia, Complete
Why does any liquid in falling through the air assume the globule form?Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
Slowly it changed its form, the corner curled up into a globule.The Great Airship.
F. S. Brereton
A globule of metal should result, and perhaps an incrustation on the coal.The A B C of Mining
Charles A. Bramble
- a small globe, esp a drop of liquid
- astronomy a small dark nebula thought to be a site of star formation
C17: from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus globe
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Word Origin and History for globule
1660s, from French globule, from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus "globe" (see globe).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A small spherical body, especially a drop of liquid.
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