Glomerate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Glomerate Gathered together in a roundish mass or dense cluster; conglomerate.
    • v. t. & i Glomerate To gather or wind into a ball; to collect into a spherical form or mass, as threads.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glomerate To gather or wind into a ball; collect into a spherical form or mass, as threads; conglomerate.
    • glomerate To wind; twist.
    • glomerate In anatomy, conglomerate: an epithet specifically applied to the structure of ordinary glands, such as the salivary, lacrymal, mammary, or pancreatic: opposed to conglobate. See gland, 1.
    • glomerate In botany, compactly clustered; gathered into a head or heap; growing in massive forms or in dense clusters.
    • glomerate In entomology, gathered in one or more spots or lines: applied to dots, punctures, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Glomerate glom′ėr-āt to gather into a ball: to collect into a spherical mass
    • adj Glomerate growing in rounded or massive forms: conglomerate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. glomeratus, p. p. of glomerare, to glomerate, from glomus,. See 3d Glome

Usage

In literature:

Glomerate: congregated or massed together.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Glomerate crystal in a cell, from Beet-root.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
Et foedam glomerant tempestatem imbribus atris Collectae ex alto nubes.
"Epidemics Examined and Explained: or, Living Germs Proved by Analogy to be a Source of Disease" by John Grove
Usually twining or trailing; flowers on axillary peduncles or cymose-glomerate.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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