Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
glomus glo·mus (glō'məs)
n. pl. glom·er·a (glŏm'ər-ə)
A small globular body.
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.