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Meaning of GLOBULE

Pronunciation:  'glâbyool

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a small globe or ball

GLOBULE is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: ball, bubble, globe, orb



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Glob"ule\, n. [L. globulus, dim. of globus globe: cf.
F. globule.]
1. A little globe; a small particle of matter, of a spherical

         Globules of snow.                     --Sir I.

         These minute globules [a mole's eyes] are sunk . . .
         deeply in the skull.                  --Paley.

2. (Biol.) A minute spherical or rounded structure; as blood,
   lymph, and pus corpuscles, minute fungi, spores, etc.

3. A little pill or pellet used by homeopathists.

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