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glomus

noun glo·mus \ˈglō-məs\
plural glo·mera \ˈglä-mə-rə, ˈglō-\

Definition of GLOMUS

:  a small arteriovenous anastomosis together with its supporting structures

Origin of GLOMUS

New Latin, from Latin glomer-, glomus
First Known Use: circa 1847

glomus

noun glo·mus \ˈglō-məs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural glom·era \ˈgläm-ə-rə\ also glo·mi \ˈglō-ˌmī, -ˌmē\

Medical Definition of GLOMUS

:  a small arteriovenous anastomosis together with its supporting structures: as a :  a vascular tuft that suggests a renal glomerulus and that develops from the embryonic aorta in relation to the pronephros b :  carotid body c :  a tuft of the choroid plexus protruding into each lateral ventricle of the brain

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