glomus

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

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The first known use of glomus was circa 1847

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“Glomus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glomus. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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glomus

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

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