[ gloh-muh s ]
/ ˈgloʊ məs /

noun, plural glom·er·a [glom-er-uh] /ˈglɒm ər ə/, glo·mi [gloh-mahy] /ˈgloʊ maɪ/. Anatomy.

a small globular body.

Nearby words

  1. glomerulosa cell,
  2. glomerulosclerosis,
  3. glomerulus,
  4. glomi,
  5. glomma,
  6. glomus choroideum,
  7. glomus jugulare,
  8. glomus jugulare tumor,
  9. glomus tumor,
  10. gloom

Origin of glomus

1830–40; < New Latin, Latin: ball-shaped mass Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for glomus


[ glōməs ]

n. pl. glom•er•a (glŏmər-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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