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Globules

Globule

1. A little globe; a small particle of matter, of a spherical form. Globules of snow. (Sir i. Newton) These minute globules [a moles eyes] are sunk . . . Deeply in the skull. (Paley)

2. (Science: biology) 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.

Origin: L. Globulus, dim. Of globus globe: cf. F. Globule.


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