glomus

noun
glo·​mus | \ˈglō-məs \
plural glomera\ˈglä-​mə-​rə, ˈglō-​ \

Definition of glomus 

: a small arteriovenous anastomosis together with its supporting structures

First Known Use of glomus

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glomus

New Latin, from Latin glomer-, glomus

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glomus

noun
glo·​mus | \ˈglō-məs \
plural glomera\ˈgläm-​ə-​rə \ also glomi\ˈglō-​ˌmī, -​ˌmē \

Medical Definition of glomus 

: a small arteriovenous anastomosis together with its supporting structures: as

a : a vascular tuft that suggests a renal glomerulus and that develops from the embryonic aorta in relation to the pronephros

b : carotid body

c : a tuft of the choroid plexus protruding into each lateral ventricle of the brain

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