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 (glŏm′ə-ro͞ol′, glŏm′yə-)
1. Botany A dense compact cluster of flowers.
2. Anatomy A glomerulus.

[New Latin glomerulus; see glomerulus.]

glo·mer′u·late (glō-mĕr′yə-lĭt) adj.


1. (Botany) a cymose inflorescence in the form of a ball-like cluster of flowers
2. (Botany) a ball-like cluster of spores
[C18: from New Latin glomerulus]
glomerulate adj


(ˈglɒm əˌrul)

a cyme condensed into a headlike cluster.
[1785–95; < New Latin glomerulus glomerulus]
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Noun1.glomerule - a compacted or sessile cyme
cyme - more or less flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower opens first
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Proteins with lower molecular weights such as [beta]-2 microglobulin, and lysosome easily pass through glomerule, but due to sufficient tubular reabsorption, these proteins are also found in very small amounts in urine [27,28].
Capillary lumen thromb and microscopic focus of fibrinoid necrosis of capillary wall were found in one glomerule (Figure 2).
The morphology of the PAS stained structures of the renal glomerule was evaluated by the number of mesangial cells; the state of the basal membrane of the glomerulari capilaris; the mesangial extracellular matrix; continuity of basal membrane of renal glomerule and parietal cells.
Glomerule images were projected on white sulfite paper and their contours drawn with a black, No 2 pencil.
The first type is characterized by very strong apical dominance; only the erect primary axis bears flowers (with only a few axillary glomerule inflorescences in the subterminal part).
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