Globose Glo*bose", a. [L. globosus.] Having a rounded form resembling that of a globe; globular, or nearly so; spherical. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • globose — spherical, early 15c., large and formless, from L. globosus round as a ball, from globus (see GLOBE (Cf. globe)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • globose — [glō′bəsglō′bōs΄] adj. [ME < L globosus] globoid or globular: also globous [glō′bəs] globosely adv. globosity [glō′bäs′i tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • globose — adjective Date: 15th century globular 1a(1) < globose pollen > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • globose — globe ► NOUN 1) a spherical or rounded object. 2) (the globe) the earth. 3) a spherical representation of the earth with a map on the surface. DERIVATIVES globose adjective. ORIGIN Latin globus …   English terms dictionary

  • globose — См. globular …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • globose — globosely, adv. globosity /gloh bos i tee/, globoseness, n. /gloh bohs, gloh bohs /, adj. having the shape of a globe; globelike. [1400 50; late ME < L globosus spherical, forming a globelike mass. See GLOBE, OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • globose — adjective having a globular form …   Wiktionary

  • globose — glo·bose glō .bōs adj GLOBULAR (1) * * * glo·bose (gloґbōs) spherical …   Medical dictionary

  • globose — glo·bose || gləʊbəʊs adj. round; spherical, globe shaped …   English contemporary dictionary

  • globose — a. Spherical, globular, globate, globated, round, globe shaped …   New dictionary of synonyms

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