Origin of globprobably contr. from globule, modeled on blob
- A small drop; a globule.
- A soft thick lump or mass: a glob of mashed potatoes; globs of red mud.
Origin of globMiddle English globbe large mass from Latin globus globular mass
- A round, shapeless or amorphous lump, as of a semisolid substance.
- He put a glob of paint into the cup and went on painting.
- (programming) A limited pattern matching technique using wildcards, less powerful than a regular expression.
- (biology) A millimeter-sized colour module found beyond the visual area V2 in the brain's parvocellular pathway.
(third-person singular simple present globs, present participle globbing, simple past and past participle globbed)
- To stick in globs or lumps.
- (programming) To carry out pattern matching using a glob.
In the biological sense, proposed by Bevil R. Conway and Doris Y. Tsao, by analogy with the cytochrome-oxidase "blobs" of V1, an earlier stage in the hierarchical elaboration of colour.