Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A miniature sphere; a globule.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little sphere or spherical body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A little sphere or spherical body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small sphere.

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

  • noun a small sphere

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin sphaerula, diminutive of Latin sphaera, ball; see sphere.]

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See sphere

Examples

  • Here is a spherule which is producing it in an elastic solid.

    The Wave Theory of Light

  • At one site at El Penon, the researchers found 52 species present in sediments below the impact spherule layer, and counted all 52 still present in layers above the molten droplets or spherules.

    Dinosaur Extinction Occured 300,000 Years After Asteroid Impact | Impact Lab

  • Or lobes, Vincent noticed, slightly larger and more spherule than earlobes, but hanging nonetheless from the scruff of his neck, from the woolly underside of his chin, and most prominently below the left eye, where a single bulbous teardrop of flesh dangled against the slope of his cheek.

    Heaven Lake

  • Or lobes, Vincent noticed, slightly larger and more spherule than earlobes, but hanging nonetheless from the scruff of his neck, from the woolly underside of his chin, and most prominently below the left eye, where a single bulbous teardrop of flesh dangled against the slope of his cheek.

    Heaven Lake

  • Or lobes, Vincent noticed, slightly larger and more spherule than earlobes, but hanging nonetheless from the scruff of his neck, from the woolly underside of his chin, and most prominently below the left eye, where a single bulbous teardrop of flesh dangled against the slope of his cheek.

    Heaven Lake

  • Or lobes, Vincent noticed, slightly larger and more spherule than earlobes, but hanging nonetheless from the scruff of his neck, from the woolly underside of his chin, and most prominently below the left eye, where a single bulbous teardrop of flesh dangled against the slope of his cheek.

    Heaven Lake

  • Or lobes, Vincent noticed, slightly larger and more spherule than earlobes, but hanging nonetheless from the scruff of his neck, from the woolly underside of his chin, and most prominently below the left eye, where a single bulbous teardrop of flesh dangled against the slope of his cheek.

    Heaven Lake

  • Or lobes, Vincent noticed, slightly larger and more spherule than earlobes, but hanging nonetheless from the scruff of his neck, from the woolly underside of his chin, and most prominently below the left eye, where a single bulbous teardrop of flesh dangled against the slope of his cheek.

    Heaven Lake

  • Conversation with him reduced the world from a sphere to a spherule.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • If you find so much as a pre-biotic spherule, a pseudo-membranous configuration, even a viroid aggregate, the show's off.

    THE WRATH OF KHAN

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