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.
globiferous (adjective), more globiferous, most globiferous
In zoology, pertaining to something with a round or globular tip: Among other echinoderms, urchins have globiferous pedicellariae which are small stalk-shaped body parts that act as defence mechanisms against enemies and which also have a cleaning function.
globin (s) (noun), globins (pl)
The protein component of haemoglobin: Globin is a colorless protein obtained by removing heme, or haeme, from hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying compound in red blood cells.
globoid (s) (noun), globoid (pl)
An object that has a globelike shape, a spheroid or similar to a sphere: Pictures of the moon or of other planets are normally referred to as globoids.
globose (adjective), more globose, most globose
Pertaining to something that has the shape of a globe; globular: The pills that Mary got from the pharmacy had a globose form, so she had to be careful that they wouldn't roll off the table!
globosity (s) (noun), globosities (pl)
Sphericity; globularness: The globosity of the decorative ball-shaped porcelain object that was on Judy's desk was almost totally without flaws.
globular (adjective), more globular, most globular
1. Referring to something that has the form of a ball, spherical: Jill's mother said, "Don't let those pills fall down because they have quite a globular shape!"
2. Consisting of globules: The rain that precipitated was composed of wet globular drops.
3. Worldwide; global: The news on TV was of a globular nature depicting situations and problems that existed throughout the world.
globularly (adverb), more globularly, globularly
Descriptive of how something is formed or presented in a roughly spherical manner: At the beach there was a man with an exceptionally globularly large stomach protruding out from his body.
globule (s) (noun), globules (pl)
1. A small spherical mass, especially a small drop of liquid: After training for an hour at the fitness studio, Jim dried off the little globules, or small drops of sweat, from his body.
2. A small spherical pill of compressed sugar: A globule is usually saturated with an alcoholic tincture and used in homeopathy.
globulicide (s) (noun), globulicides (pl)
Outdated, the killing or the death of blood corpuscles: In the old medical book, Jane read about globulicide being an erythrocidal matter, for example hemolysin.
globuliferous (adjective), more globuliferous, most globuliferous
1. Pertaining to something that is composed of or produces globules: Globuliferous pills and remedies are made in a specific process called potentiation.
2.In geology, related to something that bears globules: Globuliferous rocks denote a variety of concretionary structures where the concretions are isolated globules and evenly distributed through the texture of the rock.
globulimeter (s) (noun), globulimeters (pl)
An instrument for measuring the number of red blood corpuscles in the blood: A globulimeter uses a process of studying the differences of tint obtained by mixing a sample of the blood with a sodium carbonate solution.

globulin (s) (noun), globulins (pl)
Any of a group of proteins insoluble in pure water: Globulins are found in blood plasma, muscles, milk, and plant seeds.

Globulin is soluble in a diluted salt solution.

globulinuria (s) (noun), globulinurias (pl)
In pathology, the excretion of serum globulins in the urine: Globulinuria is an indication of nonselective proteinuria resulting from severe glomerular damage.
globulite (s) (noun), globulites (pl)
A rudimentary form of crystallite, spherical in shape: In Jane's class on mineralogy, the lecturer informed the students about globulites as being tiny globular pieces of mineral crystallites.
globulous (adjective), more globulous, most globulous
Globular; spherical; orbicular: In the scary movie, globulous objects, each with one eye and one huge ear, rolled around on the ground terrifying the people walking in the park.

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-.