Definition of globule noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡlɒbjuːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɑːbjuːl//
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a very small drop or ball of a liquid or of a solid that has been melted a globule of fat Globules of sweat formed on his forehead. The milk’s small fat globules make it easy to digest. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French, or from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus ‘spherical object, globe’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: globule