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Formed into a compact rounded mass; tightly clustered; conglomerate.

[Latin glomerātus, past participle of glomerāre, to wind into a ball, from glomus, glomer-, ball.]


1. gathered into a compact rounded mass
2. wound up like a ball of thread
3. (Anatomy) anatomy (esp of glands) conglomerate in structure
[C18: from Latin glomerāre to wind into a ball, from glomus ball]


(ˈglɒm ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt)

compactly clustered.
[1785–95; < Latin glomerātus, past participle of glomerāre to form into a ball, derivative of glomus, s. glomer- ball-shaped mass]
glom`er•a′tion, n.
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2013) Crassostrea virginica 290-320 Baker 1994 Crassostrea corteziensis 200-300 Mazon-Suastegui (2008b) Crassostrea glomerate 295 Dinamani (1973) Saccostrea comercialis 212 Anderson (1996) Saccostrea echinale 240-250 Southgate and Peter (1998) Ostrea edulis 260 Lapegue et al.
GLOMERATE A Be miserable B Darkling C Gather into a ball who am I?
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Inflorescences in capitules or umbels with flowers gathered at the apex of the peduncle conferring a glomerate appearance, bracteates, solitary or axillary.
Smooth Clustered Sedge, Glomerate Sedge; Shrubby old-field; Common; C = 2; BSUH 18623.
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The Canadian Erie Islands continue to produce additions to the Ontario and Canadian flora, such as Glomerate Sedge (Carex aggregata) on Middle Island (Oldham and Crins 1988) and Rock Muhly (Muhlenbergia sobolifera) on Pelee Island (Oldham and others 1995).
Such inflorescences have been described as globose heads, subglobose or short to elongate capitate or glomerate spikes by some authors (Standley, 1917; Meats, 1977; Eliasson, 1987; Henrickson, 1987; Borsch, 200l).