[sfer-ool, -yool, sfeer-]
- a small sphere or spherical body.
Origin of spherule
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Here is a spherule which is producing it in an elastic solid.
Conversation with him reduced the world from a sphere to a spherule.The Life of Sir Richard Burton
Lastly, I must tell you about the color of the blue sky which was illustrated by the spherule embedded in an elastic solid.
Imagine the solid to extend miles horizontally and miles down, and imagine this spherule to vibrate up and down.
- a very small sphere or globule
C17: from Late Latin sphaerula a little sphere
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