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globular

or glob·u·lous

[glob-yuh-ler]
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adjective
  1. globe-shaped; spherical.
  2. composed of or having globules.
  3. worldwide; global.
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Origin of globular

1650–60; < Latin globul(us) globule + -ar1
Related formsglob·u·lar·i·ty, glob·u·lar·ness, nounglob·u·lar·ly, adverbin·ter·glob·u·lar, adjectivenon·glob·u·lar, adjectivenon·glob·u·lar·ly, adverbsub·glob·u·lar, adjectivesub·glob·u·lar·ly, adverbsub·glob·u·lar·i·ty, nounun·glob·u·lar, adjectiveun·glob·u·lar·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for globular

Historical Examples

  • It was as though the surface of this substance were globular.

    Lords of the Stratosphere

    Arthur J. Burks

  • But so hypnotic quasi-reasons: that globular lumps of sandstone are common.

  • Modioliform: globular, truncated at both ends; like the hub of a wheel.

  • The globular shape, unharmed, dwindled in the distance behind us.

    Wandl the Invader

    Raymond King Cummings

  • It was a globular room, a hundred and fifty feet or more in diameter.

    Wandl the Invader

    Raymond King Cummings


British Dictionary definitions for globular

globular

globulous

adjective
  1. shaped like a globe or globule
  2. having or consisting of globules
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Derived Formsglobularity (ˌɡlɒbjʊˈlærɪtɪ) or globularness, nounglobularly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for globular

adj.

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

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