globule

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈglɒbjuːl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈglɑbjul/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(globyo̅o̅l)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
glob•ule /ˈglɑbyul/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a small spherical particle, like a drop:a globule of sweat.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
glob•ule  (globyo̅o̅l),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a small spherical body.
  2. AstronomySee  Bok globule. 
  • Latin globulus. See globe, -ule
  • 1655–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
globule /ˈɡlɒbjuːl/ n
  1. a small globe, esp a drop of liquid
  2. a small dark nebula thought to be a site of star formation
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus globe
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