globular

adjective

glob·​u·​lar ˈglä-byə-lər How to pronounce globular (audio)
 sense 1b is also  ˈglō-
1
a(1)
: having the shape of a globe or globule
(2)
: composed of compactly folded polypeptide chains arranged in a spherical form
globular proteins
b
: global
2
: having or consisting of globules

Examples of globular in a Sentence

the globular streetlights give the pedestrian mall a Gay Nineties look
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Word History

Etymology

partly from Latin globus + English -ular; partly from Latin globulus + English -ar

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Time Traveler
The first known use of globular was in 1626

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Cite this Entry

“Globular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globular. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

globular

adjective
glob·​u·​lar ˈgläb-yə-lər How to pronounce globular (audio)
1
a
: having the shape of a globe or globule
b
: composed of compactly folded polypeptide chains arranged in a spherical form
globular proteins
2
: having or consisting of globules
globularly adverb

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