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spherule

[ sfer-ool, -yool, sfeer- ]
/ ˈsfɛr ul, -yul, ˈsfɪər- /
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noun

a small sphere or spherical body.

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Origin of spherule

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

OTHER WORDS FROM spherule

spher·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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British Dictionary definitions for spherule

spherule
/ (ˈsfɛruːl) /

noun

a very small sphere or globule

Derived forms of spherule

spherular, adjective

Word Origin for spherule

C17: from Late Latin sphaerula a little sphere
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