[ glom-uh-rool ]
/ ˈglɒm əˌrul /
a cyme condensed into a headlike cluster.
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Origin of glomerule
1785–95; <New Latin glomerulusglomerulus
Words nearby glomerule
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Example sentences from the Web for glomerule
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
/ (ˈɡlɒməˌruːl) /
a cymose inflorescence in the form of a ball-like cluster of flowers
a ball-like cluster of spores
Derived forms of glomeruleglomerulate (ɡlɒˈmɛrʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt), adjective
Word Origin for glomerule
C18: from New Latin glomerulus
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Medical definitions for glomerule
[ glŏm′ə-rōōl′, glŏm′yə- ]
Other words from glomeruleglo•mer′u•late (glō-mĕr′yə-lĭt) adj.
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