• synonyms

Bok globule

noun Astronomy.
  1. a dense spherical cloud of gas and dust in interstellar space that absorbs light from stars.
Show More

Origin of Bok globule

1975–80; after Bart J. Bok (born 1906), American astronomer
Also called globule.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018