globular

or glob·u·lous

[ glob-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈglɒb yə lər /

adjective

globe-shaped; spherical.
composed of or having globules.
worldwide; global.

Nearby words

  1. globoid cell leukodystrophy,
  2. globose,
  3. globosely,
  4. globoside,
  5. globosity,
  6. globular cluster,
  7. globularly,
  8. globule,
  9. globuliferous,
  10. globulin

Origin of globular

1650–60; < Latin globul(us) globule + -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for globular

globular

globulous

/ (ˈɡlɒbjʊlə) /

adjective

shaped like a globe or globule
having or consisting of globules
Derived Formsglobularity (ˌɡlɒbjʊˈlærɪtɪ) or globularness, nounglobularly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for globular

globular

adj.

1650s, from French globulaire, from Latin globus (see globe).

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