globule

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Globule \Glob"ule\, noun [L. globulus, dim. of globus globe: cf. F. globule.]

1. A little globe; a small particle of matter, of a spherical form.

Globules of snow. --Sir I. Newton.

These minute globules [a mole's eyes] are sunk . . . deeply in the skull. --Paley.

2. (Biol.) A minute spherical or rounded structure; as blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles, minute fungi, spores, etc.

3. A little pill or pellet used by homeopathists.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

globule

noun

1: a small globe or ball


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