Glomus definition

glōməs
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A small body, such as the carotid body, consisting of an anastomosis between fine arterioles and veins and supporting structures.
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(plural glomera)
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A taxonomic genus within the family Glomeraceae "” a large group of fungi that are obligate symbionts of tree roots.
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A small body, such as the carotid body, consisting of an anastomosis between fine arterioles and veins and supporting structures.
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Origin of glomus

  • Latin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin glomus (“assemble in a group")

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary