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spherule

[sfer-ool, -yool, sfeer-] /ˈsfɛr ul, -yul, ˈsfɪər-/
noun
1.
a small sphere or spherical body.
Origin of spherule
1655-1665
From the Late Latin word sphaerula, dating back to 1655-65. See sphere, -ule
Related forms
spherular
[sfer-yoo-ler, sfeer-] /ˈsfɛr yʊ lər, ˈsfɪər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
spherulate
[sfer-yoo-leyt, -lit, sfeer-] /ˈsfɛr yʊˌleɪt, -lɪt, ˈsfɪər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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spherule

/ˈsfɛruːl/
noun
1.
a very small sphere or globule
Derived Forms
spherular, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin sphaerula a little sphere
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