- globe-shaped; spherical.
- composed of or having globules.
- worldwide; global.
Origin of globular
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for subglobular
Shell irregular roundish or subglobular, with roundish pores of different sizes, mostly somewhat broader than the bars.
There is also a subglobular openwork basket called I-ă-loo with an arched handle for carrying on the arm.California Athabascan Groups
Martin A. Baumhoff
The prevailing form is a bottle-shaped vessel, the neck being frequently high and slender, and the body globular or subglobular.Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made
William H. Holmes
Cephalis large, subglobular, hyaline, without pores (or with very small and scarce pores).
- shaped like a globe or globule
- having or consisting of globules
Word Origin and History for subglobular
1650s, from French globulaire, from Latin globus (see globe).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper