conglobation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conglobation an occurrence combining miscellaneous things into a (more or less) rounded mass
    • n conglobation a rounded spherical form
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conglobation A round body.
    • Conglobation The act or process of forming into a ball.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conglobation The act of forming or gathering into a ball.
    • n conglobation A round body; a spherical formation.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conglobatio,: cf. F. conglobation,

Usage

In literature:

Conglobate: gathered together in a ball or sphere.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
H. Conglobate gland, crossed by the nerve called "external respiratory" of Bell, distributed to the serratus magnus muscle.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
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In poetry:

One southern eve like this, the dew
Had cooled and left the ground;
The moon hung half-way from the blue,
No disc, but conglobed round;
"Songs of the Spring Nights" by George MacDonald