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glomerule

[ glom-uh-rool ]

noun

, Botany.
  1. a cyme condensed into a headlike cluster.


glomerule

/ -ˌleɪt; ɡlɒˈmɛrʊlɪt; ˈɡlɒməˌruːl /

noun

  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 Forms

  • glomerulate, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of glomerule1

1785–95; < New Latin glomerulus glomerulus

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Word History and Origins

Origin of glomerule1

C18: from New Latin glomerulus

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Example Sentences

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

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