[ gloh-muhs ]
/ ˈgloʊ məs /
noun, plural glom·er·a [glom-er-uh], /ˈglɒm ər ə/, glo·mi [gloh-mahy]. /ˈgloʊ maɪ/. Anatomy.
a small globular body.
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Origin of glomus
1830–40; <New Latin, Latin: ball-shaped mass
Words nearby glomus
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Medical definitions for glomus
[ glō′məs ]
n. pl. glom•er•a (glŏm′ər-ə)
A small globular body.
A small body surrounded by many nerve fibers, consisting of an anastomosis between fine arterioles and veins and functioning as a regulation mechanism in the flow of blood, control of temperature, and conservation of heat in a particular organ or part.
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