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Definition: Volvox globator
(gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus
a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.]
1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose
surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a
ball; a sphere.
2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape;
as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by
the definite article. --Locke.
4. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of
the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial
globe; -- called also artificial globe
5. A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a
circle; -- a military formation used by the Romans,
answering to the modern infantry square.
A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed. --Milton.
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Gomphrena
), bearing round heads of variously colored
flowers, which long retain color when gathered.
, a small, globular, locomotive organism
), once throught to be an animal,
afterward supposed to be a colony of microscopic alg[ae].
Globe of compression
(Mil.), a kind of mine producing a
wide crater; -- called also overcharged mine
(Bot.), a plant or flower of the genus
, common in Europe. The flowers are minute
and form globular heads.
, a form of front sight placed on target rifles.
(Zo["o]l.), an isopod crustacean of the genus
(Bot.), a thistlelike plant with the flowers
in large globular heads (Cynara Scolymus
); also, certain
species of the related genus Echinops
(a) A ball valve.
(b) A valve inclosed in a globular chamber. --Knight.
Usage: Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body;
sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a
body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old
astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for
globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a
heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies
concieved of as impelled through space.
, n. (Bot.)
A genus of minute, pale-green, globular, organisms, about one
fiftieth of an inch in diameter, found rolling through water,
the motion being produced by minute colorless cilia. It has
been considered as belonging to the flagellate Infusoria, but
is now referred to the vegetable kingdom, and each globule is
considered a colony of many individuals. The commonest
species is Volvox globator
, often called globe animalcule