• synonyms


  1. anatomy any spherelike structure
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Examples from the Web for globus

Historical Examples

  • This has been well demonstrated by Preuss in his articles in the Globus.

    The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

    Emile Durkheim

  • Antiperistaltic globus may occur from various causes; and either in the intestines or the œsophagus.

  • A very frequent symptom is a choking sensation, as if a ball came up the throat and stuck there (globus hystericus).


    William J. Robinson

  • In some instances it is associated with partial regurgitation of a mass of air (the globus hystericus).

  • The words ludere and certare throw no light on the manner in which the globus or discus was used.

globus in Medicine


n. pl. glo•bi (-bī′)
  1. A round or spherical body.
  2. Any of the brown bodies sometimes found in the granulomatous lesions of leprosy.
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