[glom] /glɒm/ Slang.
verb (used with object), glommed, glomming.
to catch or grab.
to look at.
a look or glimpse.
glom onto, to take hold or possession of:
He wanted to glom onto some of that money.
(transitive) foll by on to. to attach oneself to or associate oneself with
(US) to acquire, esp without paying
1907, glahm “grab, snatch, steal,” American English underworld slang, from Scottish glaum (1715), apparently from Gaelic glam “to handle awkwardly, grab voraciously, devour.” Sense of “look at, watch” (1945) apparently is derived from the same source. Related: Glommed; glomming.
[1907+ Underworld & hoboes; fr British dialect glaum, glam, ”hand,” ultimately fr Old English clamm, ”bond, grasp,” related to clamp]
glomectomy glo·mec·to·my (glō-měk’tə-mē) n. Excision of a glomus tumor.
[glom-er-it, -uh-reyt] /ˈglɒm ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt/ adjective 1. compactly clustered. /ˈɡlɒmərɪt/ adjective 1. gathered into a compact rounded mass 2. wound up like a ball of thread 3. (anatomy) (esp of glands) conglomerate in structure
[glom-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌglɒm əˈreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a condition; conglomeration. 2. a mass. /ˌɡlɒməˈreɪʃən/ noun 1. a conglomeration or cluster n. “accumulation; ball,” 1620s, from Latin glomerationem (nominative glomeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of glomerare “to make into a ball,” from glomus “ball of yarn,” from PIE root *glem-.
[gloh-mer-yuh-luh s, gluh-] /gloʊˈmɛr yə ləs, glə-/ noun, plural glomeruli [gloh-mer-yuh-lahy, gluh-] /gloʊˈmɛr yəˌlaɪ, glə-/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. a compact cluster of capillaries. 2. 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. […]