globule

noun
glob·​ule | \ ˈglä-(ˌ)byül How to pronounce globule (audio) \

Definition of globule

: a tiny globe or ball especially of a liquid globules of mercury

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Synonyms for globule

Synonyms

bead, blob, driblet, drip, drop, droplet, glob

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Examples of globule in a Sentence

fat globules of hot wax dripping onto the table

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The set by George Tsypin is an ever-present collection of plastic globules of various sizes and shapes, the biggest ones becoming the man-eating monster. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: How two top directors are teaching Europe the L.A. School of Opera," 23 Aug. 2019 The origins of this illness are often mysterious, but in its typical form the spaces where young blood cells are supposed to be formed gradually fill up with globules of white fat. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies," 15 July 2019 Milk contains both fat globules and tiny capsules of protein, and both play a role in the type of foam produced. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "The Magic Microbubbles of the Barista," 6 Sep. 2018 Monumentally weird, aggressively perverse, and not infrequently nauseating, Ballard’s most infamous novel is a raw tapestry of mucous membranes and mucilage, gristle and gore and globules of semen. Becca Rothfeld, The New Republic, "J.G. Ballard’s Eerily Accurate Dystopias," 14 Mar. 2018 The Japanese Coast Guard has announced that black globules had been found on at least nine islands along the chain between Okinawa and the main Japanese islands. Steven Lee Myers And Javier C. HernÁndez, New York Times, "A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries," 12 Feb. 2018 In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients by hand, making sure to squeeze the mixture through fingers to blend and bond, especially the bread, which tends to form little globules. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Timpano-perfect Mini Meatballs," 16 Jan. 2018 The origins of this illness are often mysterious, but in its typical form the spaces where young blood cells are supposed to be formed gradually fill up with globules of white fat. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies," 15 July 2019 Vesicles are microscopic globules within cells that contain tiny bits of biological material. Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, "The Mysterious Interior World of Exercise," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of globule

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for globule

French, from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus

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globule

noun

English Language Learners Definition of globule

: a tiny ball of something (such as a thick liquid)

globule

noun
glob·​ule | \ ˈglä-byül How to pronounce globule (audio) \

Kids Definition of globule

: a small round mass

globule

noun
glob·​ule | \ ˈgläb-(ˌ)yü(ə)l How to pronounce globule (audio) \

Medical Definition of globule

: a small globular body or mass (as a drop of water or a bead of sweat) globules of fat specifically : a small spherical pill of compressed sugar usually saturated with an alcoholic tincture and used in homeopathy

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