from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anatomy A small cluster or mass of blood vessels or nerve fibers.
- n. Anatomy A tuft of capillaries situated within a Bowman's capsule at the end of a renal tubule in the vertebrate kidney that filters waste products from the blood and thus initiates urine formation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small intertwined group of capillaries within nephrons of the kidney that filter the blood to make urine
- n. Any of several other similar intertwined masses of things
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The bunch of looped capillary blood vessels in a Malpighian capsule of the kidney.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small ball, as of yarn or something resembling it. Specifically In anatomy, a capillary plexus; a conglomeration, congeries, or rete of minute vessels or nerves, or both; in particular, the vascular glomerulus of the kidney (see below).
- n. One of the powdery masses on the surface of some lichens.
- n. Cooke's Manual.—
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation
New Latin, diminutive of Latin glomus, glomer-, ball.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)