globose

[gloh-bohs, gloh-bohs]
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Origin of globose

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin globōsus spherical, forming a globelike mass. See globe, -ose1
Related formsglo·bose·ly, adverbglo·bos·i·ty [gloh-bos-i-tee] /gloʊˈbɒs ɪ ti/, glo·bose·ness, nounsub·glo·bose, adjectivesub·glo·bose·ly, adverbsub·glo·bose·ness, nounsub·glo·bos·i·ty, noun
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globose

globous (ˈɡləʊbəs)

adjective
  1. 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
adj.

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

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