spherule

noun spher·ule \ ˈsfir-ül , ˈsfer- , -ˌyül \

Definition of spherule

: a little sphere or spherical body

First Known Use of spherule

1665

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spherule

noun spher·ule \ ˈsfir-ül, ˈsfer-, -ˌyül \

medical Definition of spherule

: a thick-walled spherical structure enclosing endospores and occurring in the parasitic form of fungi of the genus Coccidioides
  • Histopathological examination revealed spherules that were consistent with coccidioides species and focal organizing pneumonia with eosinophilia.
  • —Holenarasipur R. Vikram et al.The New England Journal of Medicine2 June 2011

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