Etymology
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globular (adj.)

"globe-shaped, round, spherical and compact," 1650s, from French globulaire or Medieval Latin globularis, or directly from Latin globus "round mass, sphere, ball" (see globe (n.)). Earlier in same sense was globical (1610s). Astronomical globular cluster attested from 1806.

updated on December 03, 2016

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Definitions of globular from WordNet

globular (adj.)
having the shape of a sphere or ball; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey;
Synonyms: ball-shaped / global / globose / orbicular / spheric / spherical
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