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globule

[glob-yool] /ˈglɒb yul/
noun
1.
a small spherical body.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin globulus. See globe, -ule
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globule

/ˈɡlɒbjuːl/
noun
1.
a small globe, esp a drop of liquid
2.
(astronomy) a small dark nebula thought to be a site of star formation
Word Origin
C17: from Latin globulus, diminutive of globusglobe
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Word Origin and History for globule
n.

1660s, from French globule, from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus "globe" (see globe).

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globule in Medicine

globule glob·ule (glŏb'yōōl)
n.
A small spherical body, especially a drop of liquid.


glob'u·lar (-yə-lər) adj.
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