American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Formed into a compact rounded mass; tightly clustered; conglomerate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To gather or wind into a ball; collect into a spherical form or mass, as threads; conglomerate.
- To wind; twist.
- In anatomy, conglomerate: an epithet specifically applied to the structure of ordinary glands, such as the salivary, lacrymal, mammary, or pancreatic: opposed to conglobate. See gland, 1.
- In botany, compactly clustered; gathered into a head or heap; growing in massive forms or in dense clusters.
- In entomology, gathered in one or more spots or lines: applied to dots, punctures, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Gathered together in a roundish mass or dense cluster; conglomerate.
- v. To gather or wind into a ball; to collect into a spherical form or mass, as threads.
- Latin glomerātus, past participle of glomerāre, to wind into a ball, from glomus, glomer-, ball. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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