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glomerate

[glom-er-it, -uh-reyt] /ˈglɒm ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt/
adjective
1.
compactly clustered.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin glomerātus wound or formed into a ball (past participle of glomerāre), equivalent to glomer- (stem of glomus) ball-shaped mass + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
nonglomerate, adjective
nonglomerately, adverb
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  • Many colloidal particles ag- glomerate and settle in areas of significant salinity gradients.
  • Copper- uranium mineralization occurs in coarse grained, poorly sorted sandstone with pebble con- glomerate lenses.
British Dictionary definitions for glomerate

glomerate

/ˈɡlɒmərɪt/
adjective
1.
gathered into a compact rounded mass
2.
wound up like a ball of thread
3.
(anatomy) (esp of glands) conglomerate in structure
Word Origin
C18: from Latin glomerāre to wind into a ball, from glomus ball
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