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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.
My chest was raw and red, and I could see tiny blood globules starting through the torn and inflamed cuticle.
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.
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.
Or cette hemoglobine est le constituant essentiel du globule rouge qui transporte l'oxygene des poumons vers tous les tissus et organes assurant ainsi leur fonctionnement.
Furthermore, according to their cellular characteristics, 11 oocytes substages were distinguished: 1) oogonia (Og), 2) chromatin nucleolus (Cn), 3) early perinucleolus (Pn1), 4) late perinucleolus (Pn2), 5) oil globule (Li), 6) yolk globule (yg), 7) early vitellin globule (Ev1), 8) late vitellin globule (Vo2), 9) postvitelogenic (Pvo), 10) germinal vesicle migration (Gvm), and 11) germinal vesicle breakdown (Gvb) (Fig.
8DA QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Sensational 8 Rex 9 Gin 11 Imagine 12 Enemy 13 Dim 14 Del 15 Inhuman 17 Row 19 Open 21 Eyes 23 Acre 25 Tide 27 Pro 29 Scrumpy 31 Use 34 Opt 36 Chute 37 Globule 38 Ear 39 Son 40 Monstrosity.
The stunning image shows a jet-black cloud called "Bok globule" near the center, to the right of the bright star V380 Orionis.
CSLM images showed that cheeses with increased fat content had a weaker protein matrix and increased fat globule flocculation and coalescence.