spherule


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spher·ule

 (sfîr′o͞ol, -yo͞ol, sfĕr′-)
n.
A miniature sphere; a globule.

[Late Latin sphaerula, diminutive of Latin sphaera, ball; see sphere.]

spher′u·lar (sfîr′yə-lər, sfĕr′-) adj.

spherule

(ˈsfɛruːl)
n
a very small sphere or globule
[C17: from Late Latin sphaerula a little sphere]
ˈspherular adj

spher•ule

(ˈsfɛr ul, -yul, ˈsfɪər-)

n.
a small sphere or spherical body.
[1655–65]
spher′u•lar (-yʊ lər) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spherule - a small sphere
globe, orb, ball - an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
Translations

spher·ule

n. esfera diminuta.
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Ultimately the spherules rupture and release the endospores, each of which has the ability to develop into a mature spherule, propagating the cycle.
2000), which distinguishes 4 categories: phagocytes, vibratile cells, red spherule cells, and colorless spherule cells.
If you find one of these spherule layers, you can estimate the thickness of it, and you can estimate the size of the asteroid that created that layer," says Brandon Johnson of Purdue University, a coauthor of the second study.
The spherule content in the semicoke is comparatively high: over 5 spherules per gram after removal of the largest fragments.
Evaluation of the protective efficacy of the killed Coccidioides immitis spherule vaccine in humans.
Once inside people or animals, they transform into the spherule form recognized in biopsy specimens.
The initial spherule forms a growing skin of polymer with the most active catalyst sites on the outside.
Immunity to coccidioidomycosis induced in mice by purified spherule, arthrospore, and mycelial vaccines.
So to differentiate between impact spherules and those formed by other processes, the research team utilized scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectrometry on nearly 700 spherule samples collected from the YDB layer.
Based on direct datings, the age of the Kaali impact is undoubtedly older than 3500 years BP and, according to our spherule studies, can be placed to some 7600 years BP.
The process starts by tailor-making a porous spherule of PP in a reaction process similar to Himont's Catalloy technology, then grafting various monomers.
According to the size and the surface structure, 3 hemocyte types could be identified: (1) large cells that were usually round and showed no pseudopodia with relatively smooth surfaces, however, sometimes they showed some tiny refractive inclusions or spherule (Fig.