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glomus

[gloh-muh s] /ˈgloʊ məs/
noun, plural glomera
[glom-er-uh] /ˈglɒm ər ə/ (Show IPA),
glomi
[gloh-mahy] /ˈgloʊ maɪ/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
a small globular body.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin, Latin: ball-shaped mass
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glomus in Medicine

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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