bleb

noun
\ ˈbleb \

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 \ noun
blebby \ˈble-bē \ adjective

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Instead, the authors suggest that the erupting volcanic material drips out as floating blebs of lava (see above). Erik Klemetti, WIRED, "Tangaroan Eruptions: Submarine Volcanoes That Erupt Foam," 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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The first known use of bleb was in 1607

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bleb

noun
\ ˈbleb \

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 \ noun
blebby \ˈbleb-ē \ adjective

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