Definition of spherule in English:

spherule

noun

  • A small sphere.

    • ‘Biopsy of the lobulated mass revealed chronic inflammation and many spherules consistent with coccidioides immitis.’
    • ‘At a conference, Grossman heard a presenter claim that the spherules could not have formed from the plume of vaporized rock.’
    • ‘Collagenous hyaline deposition was variable, and collagenous spherules could be seen.’
    • ‘The smear revealed numerous spherules admixed with acute inflammatory cells.’
    • ‘The impact record would be preserved in spherules - microscopic glass beads formed when droplets of molten basalt splashed out of a crater.’
    • ‘Some of the volcanic lava erupted as fiery fountains, forming heaps of glass spherules.’
    • ‘Within the dermis were multiple aggregates of faintly basophilic spherules.’
    • ‘The species are dimorphic, living as hyphal saprobes in the desert soil or as unicellular pathogens that convert into multicellular sporulating spherules in the mammalian host.’
    ball, pellet, pill, globule, spheroid, spherule, sphere, oval, ovoid, orb, round, pearl
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from late Latin sphaerula, diminutive of Latin sphaera (see sphere).

Pronunciation:

spherule

/ˈsfɛrjuːl/