from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Spherical; globular.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like or resembling a globe; round or spherical in form; specifically, in common use, nearly but not quite spherical or globular.
  • In zoology: Rounded and very prominent; projecting from a surface like a sphere partially buried in it: as, globose eyes, coxæ, etc.
  • Having a globose part: as, the globose curassow, Crax globicera.
  • noun A globe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a rounded form resembling that of a globe; globular, or nearly so; spherical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having a globular form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having the shape of a sphere or ball


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From Latin globosus ("round as a ball, spherical, globular")


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    Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, California 2008

  • The prey Chlorella first formed globose clusters of tens to hundreds of cells.

    Mutation, selection and complexity - The Panda's Thumb 2006

  • It has shallowly lobed leaves and sub-globose or ellipsoid orange-red fruits to 6 cm long.

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Light green, oval or nearly globose, 3-4 cm long, turning yellow on ripening.

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Description: An extensive climber originating from a huge, usually globose, tuber up to 1 m across.

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Seeds usually 1, occasionally 2 per pod, smooth, rounded to sub-globose, cream, red, brown or black and up to 1.5 cm

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Stem purplish green arising from a globose yellowish white scaly tuber (occasionally with short protrusions) to 5 cm across and about 6-12 cm below the soil surface.

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Tubers carrot-like to 10 cm long by 2 cm wide, occasionally nearly globose, up to 3.5 cm across.

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Nearly globose, slightly compressed, 2-3 cm long, green, turning yellowish brown on ripening.

    Chapter 7 1999

  • The early-maturing radishes produce small roots, often globose, of approximately 1.25 cm diameter with a bright red skin, or red with a white tip, and (usually) white crisp flesh.

    Chapter 27 1987


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