bleb

noun
\ ˈbleb How to pronounce bleb (audio) \

Definition of bleb

1 : a small blister
2 : bubble also : a small particle
3 : something resembling a bleb especially : a vesicular outgrowth of a plasma or nuclear membrane

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Other Words from bleb

blebbing \ ˈble-​biŋ How to pronounce bleb (audio) \ noun
blebby \ ˈble-​bē How to pronounce bleb (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bleb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the authors suggest that the erupting volcanic material drips out as floating blebs of lava (see above). Erik Klemetti, WIRED, 21 Jan. 2013

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First Known Use of bleb

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bleb

perhaps alteration of blob

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“Bleb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bleb. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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bleb

noun
\ ˈbleb How to pronounce bleb (audio) \

Medical Definition of bleb

1 : a small blister — compare bulla sense 2
2 : something resembling a bleb especially : a vesicular outpocketing of a plasma or nuclear membrane

Other Words from bleb

blebbing \ -​iŋ How to pronounce bleb (audio) \ noun
blebby \ ˈbleb-​ē How to pronounce bleb (audio) \ adjective

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