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[kon-gloh-beyt, kong-, kong-gloh-beyt]
  1. formed into a ball.
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verb (used with or without object), con·glo·bat·ed, con·glo·bat·ing.
  1. to collect or form into a ball or rounded mass.
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Origin of conglobate

1625–35; < Latin conglobātus, past participle of conglobāre. See conglobe, -ate1
Related formscon·glo·bate·ly, adverbcon·glo·ba·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for conglobate

Historical Examples of conglobate

  • Conglobate gland: a glandular appendage of male sexual organs in Orthoptera, opening upon one of the external structures.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for conglobate


  1. to form into a globe or ball
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  1. a rare word for globular
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Derived Formsconglobation, noun

Word Origin for conglobate

C17: from Latin conglobāre to gather into a ball, from globāre to make round, from globus a sphere
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conglobate in Medicine


(kŏn-glōbāt′, kŏngglō-)
  1. Formed into a single, rounded mass.
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