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[gloh-muh s] /ˈgloʊ məs/

noun, plural glomera
[glom-er-uh] /ˈglɒm ər ə/ (Show IPA), glomi
[gloh-mahy] /ˈgloʊ maɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
a small globular body.

glomus glo·mus (glō’məs)
n. pl. glom·er·a (glŏm’ər-ə)


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