noun glob·ule \ˈglä-(ˌ)byül\

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

Full Definition of GLOBULE

:  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


noun glob·ule \ˈgläb-(ˌ)yü(ə)l\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLOBULE

:  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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