Definition of spherule in English:

spherule

Line breaks: spher|ule
Pronunciation: /ˈsfɛrjuːl
 
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noun

A small sphere.
More example sentences
  • The impact record would be preserved in spherules - microscopic glass beads formed when droplets of molten basalt splashed out of a crater.
  • Within the dermis were multiple aggregates of faintly basophilic spherules.
  • The smear revealed numerous spherules admixed with acute inflammatory cells.

Origin

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

Derivatives

spherular

adjective
More example sentences
  • The physical properties of the collected spherular silica gel particles are also shown in Table 2.
  • Finally, special sintering routines were carried to harvest spherular HA granules.
  • Asteroid hyalopathy is a monocular non-inflammatory disorder of the vitreous characterized by an accumulation of minute white spherular particles within an otherwise apparently normal vitreous gel.

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