noun, plural glomera [glom-er-uh] , glomi [gloh-mahy] . Anatomy.
a small globular body.

1830–40; < Neo-Latin, Latin: ball-shaped mass Unabridged
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glomus glo·mus (glō'məs)
n. pl. glom·er·a (glŏm'ər-ə)

  1. A small globular body.

  2. A small body surrounded by many nerve fibers, consisting of an anastomosis between fine arterioles and veins and functioning as a regulation mechanism in the flow of blood, control of temperature, and conservation of heat in a particular organ or part.

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