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noun A global police officer, esp a government or group of governments that seeks to order and pacify the world: No globocop, however powerful, can force implacable enemies to cry uncle [1990s+; probably based on robocop]
- Globoid cell leukodystrophy
globoid cell leukodystrophy glo·boid cell leukodystrophy (glō’boid’) n. An inherited metabolic encephalopathy of infancy with rapidly progressive cerebral degeneration, massive loss of myelin, severe astrocytic gliosis, and infiltration of the white matter with characteristic multinucleate globoid cells. Also called Krabbe’s disease.
[gloh-bohs, gloh-bohs] /ˈgloʊ boʊs, gloʊˈboʊs/ adjective 1. having the shape of a globe; globelike. /ˈɡləʊbəʊs; ɡləʊˈbəʊs/ adjective 1. spherical or approximately spherical adj. “spherical,” early 15c., “large and formless,” from Latin globosus “round as a ball,” from globus (see globe).
globoside glo·bo·side (glō’bə-sīd’) n. A glycosphingolipid, especially a ceramide tetrasaccharide, that is found in the kidneys, red blood cells, blood serum, liver, and spleen, and, in one form of gangliosidosis, accumulates in tissues.