glomerule

[ glom-uh-rool ]
/ ˈglɒm əˌrul /
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noun Botany.

a cyme condensed into a headlike cluster.

Nearby words

  1. glomerate,
  2. glomeration,
  3. glomerular,
  4. glomerular filtration rate,
  5. glomerular nephritis,
  6. glomerulitis,
  7. glomerulonephritis,
  8. glomerulopathy,
  9. glomerulosa cell,
  10. glomerulosclerosis

Origin of glomerule

1785–95; < New Latin glomerulus glomerulus

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British Dictionary definitions for glomerule

glomerule

/ (ˈɡlɒməˌruːl) /

noun botany

a cymose inflorescence in the form of a ball-like cluster of flowers
a ball-like cluster of spores
Derived Formsglomerulate (ɡlɒˈmɛrʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt), adjective

Word Origin for glomerule

C18: from New Latin glomerulus

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Medicine definitions for glomerule

glomerule

[ glŏmə-rōōl′, glŏmyə- ]

n.

A glomerulus.
Related formsglo•meru•late (glō-mĕryə-lĭt) adj.


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