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glomerule

[ glom-uh-rool ]
/ ˈglɒm əˌrul /
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noun Botany.
a cyme condensed into a headlike cluster.
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Origin of glomerule

1785–95; <New Latin glomerulusglomerulus
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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 forms of glomerule

glomerulate (ɡlɒˈmɛrʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt), adjective

Word Origin for glomerule

C18: from New Latin glomerulus
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