glob-, glom-

(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)

earth spinning.
ectoglobular (adjective) (not comparable)
Not within a globular body; specifically, not within a red blood cell: When viewing some red blood cells under the microscope, Jill was surprised to discover an ectoglobular cell that contained a disorder or a lack of important content.
eglomerate (verb), eglomerates; eglomerated; eglomerating
Rare, to unroll, as a thread from a ball: When the cat played with the ball of yarn, a long strand of yarn eglomerated while rolling across the floor.
englobe (verb, englobes; englobed; englobing
1. To enclose, as if with a globe: The snowstorm globe englobed a tiny Christmas tree all decorated with cute Christmas balls, glitter, and a star at the top of the tree.
2. To take in by a spheroidal body: Tom learned that a phagocyte can englobe or ingest bacteria and other foreign bodies.

By the process of phagocytosis, endophytes of a particular particles can be ingested or englobed, such as microorganisms or cell fragments.

Endocytosis is medically defined as the uptake by a cell of material from the environment by invagination of its plasma membrane, including both phagocytosis and pinocytosis.

A phagocyte is any cell capable of ingesting particulate matter, like a microphage, macrophage, or monocyte. Such cells ingest microorganisms and other particulate antigens that are opsonized (coated with antibody or complement), a process mediated by specific cell-surface receptors.

euglobulin (s) (noun), euglobulins (pl)
In biochemistry, any of a class of simple proteins that are soluble in dilute salt solutions and insoluble in distilled water: One kind of euglobulin is the classification of albumins, which can be separated into albumins, globulins, and glutelins.
global (adjective), more global, most global
1. Of or relating to a globe, such as the eye: When Mary went to the ophthalmologist's for a check-up, she was told that she had a global disorder that needed attention.
2. Considered in its entirety, with attention to the broadest view of a situation: There are several environmental issues , like pollution that is a global problem.
3. A reference to the whole world; worldwide; involving the entire Earth; universal; comprehensive (no pl): Jim watched the global news on TV before going to bed.

Tom read about a global ban on nuclear testing in the newspaper.
4. Globular; globe-shaped: The new ball Timmy got for Christmas had a global or round form.

Callipygian Venus statue
global tectonics (pl) (noun)
Earth movements and interactions on a global scale: Global tectonics refer particularly to the reasons and consequences of the dynamics of the crustal plates and sea-floor spreading.
globalism (s) (noun), globalisms (pl)
The policy or practice of conducting an activity on an international basis rather than on a national or local level; globalization: Globalism can be exemplified, for example, by a corporation that sells its goods to markets throughout the world and that locates its facilities and workforce in various countries according to whatever the needs may be.
globalization, globalisation (s) (noun); globalizations; globalisations
The process of becoming global or worldwide in scope or application: Globalization describes the changes in societies and the world economy that result from dramatically increased international trade and cultural exchange.

Globalization relates to the increase of trade and investing due to the falling of barriers and the interdependence of countries.

Globalization is also the tendency over time for the nations and citizens of the world to become more closely interconnected as a result of factors, such as increased trade and travel, higher rates of immigration, and the spread of mass media, including film and television.

One specific instance of globalization is the worldwide importance of the internet from its beginning as a small network in the United States.

globalize (verb), globalizes; globalized; globalizing
To make something worldwide in scopes, views, or applications: When someone is globalizing, he or she is extending his or her information to other parts of the world, or to all parts of the globe.
globate (adjective), more globate, most globate
Outdated, spherical; pertaining to something shaped like a globe: In his old medical book, Mr. Black read an article that referred to one of the glands in a body as having a globate or round form.
globe (s) (noun), globes (pl)
1. A round ball-shaped object: Sometimes an ophthalmologist can refer to the form of the eye a having the shape of a globe.
2. A soft thick lump or mass: Tim's mother put a globe of mashed potatoes, some vegetables, and a sausage on his plate for dinner.
3. A light bulb: In some countries, like in Australia and South Africa, an electric lamp consisting of a glass housing is called a globe.
4. The planet Earth: Mr. Big, Mark's geography teacher, showed his students the globe with all the continents and oceans in different colors.
globe (verb), globes;, globed; globing
To assume the shape of or to form into a sphere: After mixing the cookie dough, Jane globed or formed it into a ball-shaped lump and put it into the fridge until the next day.
globetrot (verb), globetrots; globetrotted; globetrotting
To travel often throughout the world: The Roberts loved to globetrot to many different parts of the world, partly because of their jobs, but especially for sightseeing.
globetrotter (s) (noun), globetrotters (pl)
Someone who travels widely and often: Linda and Tom were globetrotters who traveled widely about the world, particularly for the pleasure of sightseeing.
globic (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to a glomus: A globic vessel is extremely organised and links an artery and a vein in a limb.

A globic vessel controls the flow of blood, regulates the temperature in order to moderate heat in the organ, and, in addition, controls the blood pressure.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)": agra-; agrest-; agri-; agro-; argill-; choro-; chthon-; epeiro-; geo-; lut-; myso-; pedo-; pel-; rhyp-; soil-; sord-; terr-.

Related ball, sphere-word units: hemoglobin-; sphero-.