glomerule

noun
glom·​er·​ule | \ ˈglä-mə-ˌrül How to pronounce glomerule (audio) , -mər-ˌyül\

Definition of glomerule

: a compacted cyme of almost sessile and usually small flowers

First Known Use of glomerule

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glomerule

New Latin glomerulus

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