Definitions

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  • adj. Almost globose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not quite globose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nearly globose; subspherical; spheroidal.

Etymologies

sub- +‎ globose (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The young corms are white, becoming scaly and brown when mature, subglobose, somewhat flattened, 1-4 cm across.

    Chapter 13

  • Abdomen ovate, truncate at the base, its apex fuscous; the first node of the petiole compressed, its margin rounded above, the second node incrassate and subglobose; club of the antennæ 2-jointed.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Head, antennæ, thorax, and legs honey-yellow and very smooth and shining; thorax strangulated at the base of the metathorax, which is not spined; the first node of the abdomen is oblique anteriorly, and vertical behind, the second node subglobose.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Abdomen ovate, smooth, shining, and with a scattered fulvous pubescence; the first node of the petiole rounded in front, narrowed and truncate behind, with a large compressed tooth beneath; the second node subglobose.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Abdomen thinly covered with a fine cinereous pile; the first node of the petiole somewhat oblong-ovate, the second subglobose, the petiole of the first node short.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • BUDS -- terminal buds usually 3/8 to 3/4 of an inch long, subglobose to narrowly ovate, with 8-10 imbricate scales, the outermost of which are a blackish brown with dark brown tomentum, and a short mucronate or attenuate apex, inner scales light brown with longer lanate pubescence and apex acute to obtuse; lateral buds smaller, about 1/4 of an inch with tightly appressed scales.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 44th Annual Meeting Rochester, N.Y. August 31 and September 1, 1953

  • Cones from 5 to 7 cm. long, subglobose or short-ovate, symmetrical, persistent, serotinous; apophyses lustrous tawny yellow, slightly elevated along a transverse keel, the umbo forming the broad base of a slender, rather fragile prickle.

    The Genus Pinus

  • Cones from 5 to 7 cm. long, subsessile, oval or subglobose; apophyses nut-brown or fulvous brown, dull or slightly lustrous, very thick, the under surface conspicuous, meeting the upper surface in an acute margin, and terminated by a salient, often acute umbo; seed wingless, the testa bare of spermoderm.

    The Genus Pinus

  • Cones triennial, from 10 to 14 cm. long, ovoid or subglobose; apophyses lustrous nut-brown, convex, of large size, the umbo double; seeds large with a short, loosely articulated, deciduous wing.

    The Genus Pinus

  • Cones from 4 to 6 cm. long, subglobose, subsessile; apophyses lustrous ochre-yellow, crowned with a quadrilateral umbo bearing the minute prickle of the conelet; seed flaxen yellow when fresh, its testa bare, the spermoderm adnate to the cone-scale.

    The Genus Pinus

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