spherule

[sfer-ool, -yool, sfeer-]

noun

a small sphere or spherical body.

Origin of spherule

From the Late Latin word sphaerula, dating back to 1655–65. See sphere, -ule
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
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Related Words for spherule

stone, pellet, dot, shot, speck, drop, dab, particle, globule, bean, grain, bubble, pill, driblet, spherule, pea

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British Dictionary definitions for spherule

spherule

noun

a very small sphere or globule
Derived Formsspherular, adjective

Word Origin for spherule

C17: from Late Latin sphaerula a little sphere
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