[ glom-er-it, -uh-reyt ]
/ ˈglɒm ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM glomeratenon·glom·er·ate, adjectivenon·glom·er·ate·ly, adverb
Words nearby glomerate
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How to use glomerate in a sentence
Usually twining or trailing; flowers on axillary peduncles or cymose-glomerate.
British Dictionary definitions for glomerate
/ (ˈɡlɒmərɪt) /
gathered into a compact rounded mass
wound up like a ball of thread
anatomy (esp of glands) conglomerate in structure
Word Origin for glomerate
C18: from Latin glomerāre to wind into a ball, from glomus ball
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