globose

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

adjective

having the shape of a globe; globelike.

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 Forms

globosely, adverbglobosity (ɡləʊˈbɒsɪtɪ) or globoseness, noun

Word Origin for globose

C15: from Latin globōsus; see globe
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