Spherule

  • 1 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.… …

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  • 2 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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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 spherule — noun Date: 1665 a little sphere or spherical body …

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  • 5 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] * * * …

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  • 6 spherule — noun A small sphere …

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  • 7 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)… …

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  • 8 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.… …

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

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

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 spherule — /ˈsfɛrul/ (say sferoohl) noun a small sphere or spherical body. {Latin sphaerula, diminutive of sphaera sphere} –spherular, adjective …

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  • 13 spherule — n. a small sphere. Derivatives: spherular adj. Etymology: LL sphaerula dimin. of L sphaera (as SPHERE) …

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  • 14 spherule cell — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Hemocytes, varying in shape, that possess few to many, acidophilic inclusions, that may fill the whole cell; see spherulocyte …

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  • 15 calcareous spherule — otoconium (ear dust; a minute transparent calcite crystal with well developed faces secreted within the labyrinth and mixed with mineral particles or otarenae) …

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  • 16 rod spherule — the pear shaped ending of a retinal rod cell, which synapses with the bipolar and horizontal cells in the outer plexiform layer …

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  • 17 Coccidioidomycosis — Classification and external resources Histopathological changes in a case of coccidioidomycosis of the lung showing a large fibrocaseous nodule. ICD 10 B …

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  • 18 endospore — 1. A resistant body formed within the vegetative cells of some bacteria, particularly those belonging to the genera Bacillus and Clostridium. 2. A fungus spore borne within a cell or within the tubular end of a sporophore as in the …

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  • 19 eye, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction  specialized sense organ capable of receiving visual images, which are then carried to the brain. Anatomy of the visual apparatus Structures auxiliary to the eye The orbit       The eye is protected from mechanical injury… …

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  • 20 perle — [ pɛrl ] n. f. • 1140; it. perla, altér. du lat. perna « jambe » 1 ♦ Concrétion dure et brillante, précieuse, le plus souvent sphérique, formée de couches concentriques de nacre sécrétées par l épithélium du manteau chez certains mollusques… …

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