Definition of globular in English:

globular

Syllabification: glob·u·lar
Pronunciation: /ˈɡläbyələr
 
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adjective

1Globe-shaped; spherical.
More example sentences
  • These have expanding necks and bulbous to globular bodies.
  • Both have a globular or bulbous bell and the reed is placed on a curved or angled crook.
  • The bottle has a direct neck and a globular body and an evened and rounded lip.
Synonyms
2Composed of globules.
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  • The small differences among various amino acids are diminished further by averaging over the rather similar compositions of globular proteins.
  • First, the titin molecule is composed of a discrete number of globular domains and a nonglobular segment.
  • As some of the water was removed, tiny globular islands, or ‘micelles’ of solid material formed in the solution.

noun

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short for globular cluster.
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  • The Milky Way has about 100 globular clusters, whereas giant elliptical galaxies are surrounded by thousands of globulars.
  • If globulars have black holes now, then globulars most likely had black holes when they originally formed.
  • What is clear is that these clusters, like the globulars, are ancient.

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