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glob·ule

 (glŏb′yo͞ol)
n.
A small spherical mass, especially a small drop of liquid.

[French, from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus, sphere.]

globule

(ˈɡlɒbjuːl)
n
1. a small globe, esp a drop of liquid
2. (Astronomy) astronomy a small dark nebula thought to be a site of star formation
[C17: from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus globe]

glob•ule

(ˈglɒb yul)

n.
a small spherical body.
[1655–65; < Latin globulus. See globe, -ule]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.globule - a small globe or ballglobule - a small globe or ball    
bubble - a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
globe, orb, ball - an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"

globule

noun droplet, drop, particle, bubble, pearl, bead, pellet Bone marrow contains fat in the form of small globules.

globule

noun
A quantity of liquid falling or resting in a spherical mass:
Translations

globule

[ˈglɒbjuːl] N [of oil, water] → glóbulo m

globule

[ˈglɒbjuːl] n
(ANATOMY)globule m
[water] → gouttelette f
[soft substance] → goutte f

globule

nKlümpchen nt, → Kügelchen nt; (of oil, water)Tröpfchen nt; globules of grease floating on the soupFettaugen plauf der Suppe

globule

[ˈglɒbjuːl] n (of water) → gocciolina (Anat) → globulo

glob·ule

n. glóbulo, pequeña masa esférica.
References in classic literature ?
To a mesalliance of that kind every globule of my ancestral blood spoke in opposition.
The largest pond is as sensitive to atmospheric changes as the globule of mercury in its tube.
In reality, it was an infinite agglomeration of coloured infusoria, of veritable globules of jelly, provided with a threadlike tentacle, and of which as many as twenty-five thousand have been counted in less than two cubic half-inches of water.
The marquise had taken a few steps, but at these words she paused, looking at Newman with eyes like two scintillating globules of ice.
A black-bearded man, with a green shade over his eyes, sat at a table, and, one by one, with short, white hands, picked up globules of light from a tray before him, threaded them on a glancing silken string, and hummed to himself the while.
The metal had been fused, and although the room was about fifteen feet high, the globules, dropping on the chairs and furniture, had drilled in them a chain of minute holes.
My chest was raw and red, and I could see tiny blood globules starting through the torn and inflamed cuticle.
A specially engineered Asahi polymer chemistry creates a low plate surface tension, which causes ink to form a globule and remain on the dot without running down the shoulders.
There are two main types of stroke ischaemic strokes are caused by a blockage in a blood vessel to the brain, either a blood clot, air bubble or fat globule, and a haemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel bursts in or on the surface of the brain.
For those who haven't seen his demonstration, astro-tears collect in an expanding globule where they emerge from the eye.
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