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. <biology> 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.

Origin: L. Globulus, dim. Of globus globe: cf. F. Globule.

(01 Mar 1998)

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