- compactly clustered.
Origin of glomerate
1785–95; < Latin glomerātus wound or formed into a ball (past participle of glomerāre), equivalent to glomer- (stem of glomus) ball-shaped mass + -ātus -ate1
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- gathered into a compact rounded mass
- wound up like a ball of thread
- anatomy (esp of glands) conglomerate in structure
C18: from Latin glomerāre to wind into a ball, from glomus ball