Spherule
Spherule Spher"ule, n. [L. spherula: cf. F. sph['e]rule.] A little sphere or spherical body; as, quicksilver, when poured upon a plane, divides itself into a great number of minute spherules. [1913 Webster]

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  • sphérule — ● sphérule nom féminin Petite sphère. ⇒SPHÉRULE, subst. fém. SC. Petit corps sphérique. Plus ou moins rapidement la bactérie se transforme en une petite sphérule qu entoure une épaisse membrane (QUILLET Méd. 1965, p. 188). Prononc.:[ ]. Étymol.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • spherule — [sfer′o͞ol, sfir′o͞ol; sfer′yo͞ol, sfir′yo͞ol] n. [L sphaerula, dim. of sphaera: see SPHERE] a small sphere or spherical body; globule spherular adj …   English World dictionary

  • spherule — noun Date: 1665 a little sphere or spherical body …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spherule — spherular /sfer yoo leuhr, sfear /, adj. spherulate /sfer yoo layt , lit, sfear /, adj. /sfer oohl, yoohl, sfear /, n. a small sphere or spherical body. [1655 65; < LL sphaerula. See SPHERE, ULE] * * * …   Universalium

  • spherule — noun A small sphere …   Wiktionary

  • spherule — 1. A small spherical structure. 2. A sporangiallike structure filled with endospores at maturity, produced within tissue and in vitro by Coccidioides immitis. [LL. sphaerula, dim. of L. sphaera, sphere, ball] * * * sphe·rule (sfērґūl)… …   Medical dictionary

  • sphérule — (sfé ru l ) s. f. 1°   Petite masse sphérique. •   Ayant versé une grosse goutte de mercure dans une assiette de porcelaine, je l écrasai et en formai un grand nombre de petites sphérules, RUMFORD Instit. Mém. scienc. 1807, 2e sem. p. 99.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • spherule — spher·ule || sfɪruːl / sferjuːl n. small sphere, globule …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spherule — [ sfɛrju:l] noun a small sphere. Derivatives spherular adjective Origin C17: from late L. sphaerula, dimin. of L. sphaera (see sphere) …   English new terms dictionary

  • spherule — spher•ule [[t]ˈsfɛr ul, yul, ˈsfɪər [/t]] n. a small sphere or spherical body • Etymology: 1655–65 spher′u•lar yʊ lər adj …   From formal English to slang

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