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noun Botany.
  1. a cyme condensed into a headlike cluster.
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Origin of glomerule

1785–95; < New Latin glomerulus glomerulus
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Historical Examples

  • A Glomerule is a cyme still more compacted, so as to imitate a head.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

British Dictionary definitions for glomerule


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

Word Origin

C18: from New Latin glomerulus
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glomerule in Medicine


(glŏmə-rōōl′, glŏmyə-)
  1. A glomerulus.
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Related formsglo•meru•late (glō-mĕryə-lĭt) adj.
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