glomus

noun
glo·​mus | \ ˈglō-məs How to pronounce glomus (audio) \
plural glomera\ ˈglä-​mə-​rə How to pronounce glomera (audio) , 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about glomus

Time Traveler for glomus

Time Traveler

The first known use of glomus was circa 1847

See more words from the same year

Statistics for glomus

Cite this Entry

“Glomus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glomus. Accessed 29 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for glomus

glomus

noun
glo·​mus | \ ˈglō-məs How to pronounce glomus (audio) \
plural glomera\ ˈgläm-​ə-​rə How to pronounce glomera (audio) \ also glomi\ ˈglō-​ˌmī How to pronounce glomi (audio) , -​ˌmē How to pronounce glomi (audio) \

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

Comments on glomus

What made you want to look up glomus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to assert without proof or before proving

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

January 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • image1642096650
  • Which is a synonym of bonhomie?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!