Definition of globule
: a tiny globe or ball especially of a liquid globules of mercury
Examples of globule in a Sentence
fat globules of hot wax dripping onto the table
Recent Examples of globule from the Web
Globules form due to the long-chain mucus proteins that exist in the frog saliva, much like human saliva; these proteins tangle like pasta when swirled.
Aside from looking really cool, these zero-g globules could help create more effective medication.
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Origin and Etymology of globule
French, from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus
First Known Use: 1661See Words from the same year
GLOBULE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of globule for English Language Learners
: a tiny ball of something (such as a thick liquid)
GLOBULE Defined for Kids
Definition of globule for Students
: a small round mass
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