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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɒbjuːl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡlɑbjul/
- Hyphenation: glob‧ule
globule (plural globules)
- A small round particle of substance; a drop.
- 1991, Dean W. Ahrenholz, “Population Biology and Life History of the North American Menhadens, Brevoortia spp.”, in Marine Fisheries Review, page 9:
- They described the eggs as spherical in shape, highly transparent with a thin, horny egg membrane and a relatively wide perivitelline space. Each egg contained a single oil globule.
- 2005 June 4, Janet Raloff, “Empty Nets: Fisheries may be crippling themselves by targeting the big ones”, in Science News:
- Mature female black rockfish and newborn (inset), which sports an oil globule (arrow) - its prepacked lunch. Older moms give young a bigger starting meal, boosting the offsprings'[sic] growth and survival.
a small round particle of substance; a drop
globule m (plural globules)
- “globule” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).