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globule

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noun glob·ule \ˈglä-(ˌ)byül\

Simple Definition of globule

  • : a tiny ball of something (such as a thick liquid)

Full Definition of globule

  1. :  a tiny globe or ball especially of a liquid <globules of mercury>

Examples of globule

  1. <fat globules of hot wax dripping onto the table>



Origin of globule

French, from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus


First Known Use: 1661


Medical Dictionary

globule

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noun glob·ule \ˈgläb-(ˌ)yü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of globule

  1. :  a small globular body or mass (as a drop of water or a bead of sweat) <globules of fat>; specifically :  a small spherical pill of compressed sugar usually saturated with an alcoholic tincture and used in homeopathy





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