globose

[ gloh-bohs, gloh-bohs ]
/ ˈgloʊ boʊs, gloʊˈboʊs /

adjective

having the shape of a globe; globelike.

Nearby words

  1. globigerina ooze,
  2. globin,
  3. globish,
  4. globoid,
  5. globoid cell leukodystrophy,
  6. globosely,
  7. globoside,
  8. globosity,
  9. globular,
  10. globular cluster

Origin of globose

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin globōsus spherical, forming a globelike mass. See globe, -ose1

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British Dictionary definitions for globose

globose

globous (ˈɡləʊbəs)

/ (ˈɡləʊbəʊs, ɡləʊˈbəʊs) /

adjective

spherical or approximately spherical
Derived Formsglobosely, adverbglobosity (ɡləʊˈbɒsɪtɪ) or globoseness, noun

Word Origin for globose

C15: from Latin globōsus; see globe

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Word Origin and History for globose

globose

adj.

"spherical," early 15c., "large and formless," from Latin globosus "round as a ball," from globus (see globe).

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