globule

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noun glob·ule \ˈglä-(ˌ)byül\

Definition of globule

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

Examples of globule in a Sentence

  1. fat globules of hot wax dripping onto the table

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Origin and Etymology of globule

French, from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus


GLOBULE Defined for English Language Learners

globule

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Definition of globule for English Language Learners

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


GLOBULE Defined for Kids

globule

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noun glob·ule \ˈglä-byül\

Definition of globule for Students

  1. :  a small round mass


Medical Dictionary

globule

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noun glob·ule \ˈgläb-(ˌ)yü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of globule

  1. :  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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