bleb

noun

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
blebbing noun
blebby 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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Word History

Etymology

perhaps alteration of blob

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bleb was in 1607

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“Bleb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bleb. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

bleb

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

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