[sfer-ool, -yool, sfeer-]
a small sphere or spherical body.
Origin of spherule
Related formsspher·u·lar [sfer-yoo-ler, sfeer-] /ˈsfɛr yʊ lər, ˈsfɪər-/, adjectivespher·u·late [sfer-yoo-leyt, -lit, sfeer-] /ˈsfɛr yʊˌleɪt, -lɪt, ˈsfɪər-/, adjective
From the Late Latin
dating back to 1655–65.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for spherulestone
Examples from the Web for spherule
Historical Examples of spherule
Here is a spherule which is producing it in an elastic solid.
Conversation with him reduced the world from a sphere to a spherule.
Lastly, I must tell you about the color of the blue sky which was illustrated by the spherule embedded in an elastic solid.
Imagine the solid to extend miles horizontally and miles down, and imagine this spherule to vibrate up and down.
British Dictionary definitions for spherule
Derived Formsspherular, adjective
a very small sphere or globule
Word Origin for spherule
C17: from Late Latin sphaerula a little sphere
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