[ glob-yool ]
/ ˈglɒb yul /


a small spherical body.

Origin of globule

From the Latin word globulus, dating back to 1655–65. See globe, -ule Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for globule

/ (ˈɡlɒbjuːl) /


a small globe, esp a drop of liquid
astronomy a small dark nebula thought to be a site of star formation

Word Origin for globule

C17: from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus globe
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Medicine definitions for globule

[ glŏbyōōl ]


A small spherical body, especially a drop of liquid.

Other words from globule

globu•lar (-yə-lər) adj.
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