glomus


[ad_1] noun, plural glom·er·a [glom-er-uh] /ˈglɒm ər ə/, glo·mi [gloh-mahy] /ˈgloʊ maɪ/. Anatomy.
  1. a small globular body.

n. pl. glom•er•a (glŏmər-ə)

  1. A small globular body.
  2. A small body surrounded by many nerve fibers, consisting of an anastomosis between fine arterioles and veins and functioning as a regulation mechanism in the flow of blood, control of temperature, and conservation of heat in a particular organ or part.
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