globoid cell leukodystrophy glo·boid cell leukodystrophy (glō’boid’)
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.
[glob-yuh-ler] /ˈglɒb yə lər/ adjective 1. globe-shaped; spherical. 2. composed of or having globules. 3. worldwide; global. /ˈɡlɒbjʊlə/ adjective 1. shaped like a globe or globule 2. having or consisting of globules adj. 1650s, from French globulaire, from Latin globus (see globe).
noun, Astronomy. 1. a comparatively older, spherically symmetrical, compact group of up to a million old stars, held together by mutual gravitation, that are located in the galactic halo and move in giant and highly eccentric orbits around the galactic center. noun 1. (astronomy) a densely populated spheroidal star cluster with the highest concentration of […]