Origin and Etymology of glomus
New Latin, from Latin glomer-, glomus
First Known Use: circa 1847
Medical Definition of glomus
glomi\ˈglō-ˌmī, -ˌmē\play play
: a small arteriovenous anastomosis together with its supporting structures: asa: a vascular tuft that suggests a renal glomerulus and that develops from the embryonic aorta in relation to the pronephrosb: carotid bodyc: a tuft of the choroid plexus protruding into each lateral ventricle of the brain
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