[gloh-mer-yuh-luh s, gluh-] /gloʊˈmɛr yə ləs, glə-/
noun, plural glomeruli
[gloh-mer-yuh-lahy, gluh-] /gloʊˈmɛr yəˌlaɪ, glə-/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
a compact cluster of capillaries.
Also called Malpighian tuft. a tuft of convoluted capillaries in the nephron of a kidney, functioning to remove certain substances from the blood before it flows into the convoluted tubule.
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
a knot of blood vessels in the kidney projecting into the capsular end of a urine-secreting tubule
any cluster or coil of blood vessels, nerve fibres, etc, in the body
glomerulus glo·mer·u·lus (glō-měr’yə-ləs)
n. pl. glo·mer·u·li (-lī’)
Plural glomeruli (glō-měr’yə-lī’)
A knot of highly permeable capillaries located within the Bowman’s capsule of a nephron. Waste products are filtered from the blood in the glomerulus, initiating the process of urine formation.
[glawm-mah] /ˈglɔm mɑ/ noun 1. a river in E Norway, flowing S into the Skagerrak. 375 miles (605 km) long. /Norwegian ˈɡlɔma/ noun 1. a river in SE Norway, rising near the border with Sweden and flowing generally south to the Skagerrak: the largest river in Scandinavia; important for hydroelectric power and floating timber. Length: […]
[glom] /glɒm/ Slang. verb (used with object), glommed, glomming. 1. to steal. 2. to catch or grab. 3. to look at. noun 4. a look or glimpse. Verb phrases 5. glom onto, to take hold or possession of: He wanted to glom onto some of that money. /ɡlɒm/ verb (slang) 1. (transitive) foll by on […]
- Glom on to
verb phrase To acquire; grab; seize; latch on to: how many times the authorities might have glommed onto this man but didn’t (1907+ Underworld & hoboes)
[gloh-muh s] /ˈgloʊ məs/ noun, plural glomera [glom-er-uh] /ˈglɒm ər ə/ (Show IPA), glomi [gloh-mahy] /ˈgloʊ maɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. a small globular body. glomus glo·mus (glō’məs) n. pl. glom·er·a (glŏm’ər-ə)