conglobate

verb con·glo·bate \ kän-ˈglō-ˌbāt , kən- \

Definition of conglobate

conglobated; conglobating
transitive verb
: to form into a round compact mass

conglobate

play \kän-ˈglō-bət, -ˌbāt, kən-\ adjective

conglobation

play \ˌkän-(ˌ)glō-ˈbā-shən\ noun

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Conglobate descends from the Latin verb conglobare, which in turn comes from the prefix con- (meaning "with" or " together") and "globus" (meaning "globe"). "Conglobare" also means "to form into a ball," and in the 16th century it gave us the word conglobe, of the same meaning. A century after "conglobe" first appeared in print, its cousin "conglobate" arrived on the scene. You may be wondering if the word glob is a relative too. "Glob" isn't linked directly to "conglobate," but it does have a possible link to "globe." Etymologists think that "glob" might have originated as a blend of "globe" and "blob."

Origin and Etymology of conglobate

Latin conglobatus, past participle of conglobare, from com- + globus globe


Medical Dictionary

conglobate

transitive verb con·glo·bate \ kän-ˈglō-ˌbāt, kən- \

medical Definition of conglobate

conglobated; conglobating
: to form into a round compact mass

conglobate

play \-bət, -ˌbāt\ adjective

conglobation

play \ˌkän-(ˌ)glō-ˈbā-shən\ noun

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