glomerule

[glom-uh-rool]
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noun Botany.

a cyme condensed into a headlike cluster.

Origin of glomerule

1785–95; < New Latin glomerulus glomerulus
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British Dictionary definitions for glomerule

glomerule

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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glomerule in Medicine

glomerule

[glŏmə-rōōl′, glŏmyə-]

n.

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