Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Botany A compact, cymose cluster of flowers.
  • n. Anatomy A glomerulus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A head or dense cluster of flowers, formed by condensation of a cyme, as in the flowering dogwood.
  • n. A glomerulus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A head or dense cluster of flowers, formed by condensation of a cyme, as in the flowering dogwood.
  • n. A glomerulus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A glomerulus.
  • n. Specifically In botany: A cymose inflorescence condensed into the form of a head, as in the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) and globe-thistle.
  • n. A soredium. Hoblyn. Also glome.
  • n. In certain Ustilagine┼ô, a cluster of spores which cohere together.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a compacted or sessile cyme

Etymologies

New Latin glomerulus; see glomerulus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Diminutive of Latin glomus ball. (Wiktionary)

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