globule

[ glob-yool ]
/ ˈglɒb yul /

noun

a small spherical body.

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Origin of globule

From the Latin word globulus, dating back to 1655–65. See globe, -ule
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British Dictionary definitions for globule

globule

/ (ˈɡlɒbjuːl) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for globule

globule


n.

1660s, from French globule, from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus "globe" (see globe).

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Medicine definitions for globule

globule

[ glŏbyōōl ]

n.

A small spherical body, especially a drop of liquid.
Related formsglobu•lar (-yə-lər) adj.
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