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globus (s), globi (pl)
1. A round or spherical body.
2. A lump or swelling.
3. Any of the brown bodies sometimes found in the granulomatous lesions of leprosy.
4. In leprology, a macrophage swollen by its content of leprosy bacillis, as seen in lepromatous leprosy.
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(Latin: a round body, a ball; round, a sphere; the earth; "sphere" came from Latin globus, "round mass, sphere"; related to gleba, "clod, soil, land". Sense of "planet earth," or a three-dimensional map of it, appeared first in 1553)