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globule

 [glob´ūl]
a small spherical mass; a little globe or pellet, as of medicine. adj., adj glob´ular.

glob·ule

(glob'yūl),
1. A small spheric body of any kind.
2. A spheric drop of fluid, as a fat droplet in milk.
Synonym(s): globulus
[L. globulus, dim. of globus, a ball]

glob·ule

(glob'yūl)
1. A small spheric body of any kind.
2. A fat droplet in milk.
[L. globulus, dim. of globus, a ball]

glob·ule

(glob'yūl)
1. A small spheric body of any kind.
2. A spheric drop of fluid.
[L. globulus, dim. of globus, a ball]
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During the secondary vitellogenesis stage, the histological sections showed a prominence (80%) of secondary vitellogenic stage oocytes (late vitellin globule oocytes), which occupied a considerable portion of the ovary; a few previtellogenic oocytes (chromatin nucleolus, early chromatin perinucleolus and late chromatin perinucleolus) were found (20%) interspersed among the vitellogenic oocytes.
Increased storage temperature can interfere with the binding of water phase and oil phase and also increases the motion of the dispersed phase of globule. Besides other factors influencing viscosity change, lotion is pH.
IMN-A1 to IMN-A3, IMN-B1 to IMN-B2 showed an increase in globule size which may be due increase in tween 80 concentration in the formulation, which results in more penetration of water into the emulsion globules resulting in larger size.
The quantitative data presented in Figure 6 highlights the microstructural changes caused by reheating treatment in the condition of 60% solid fraction, at treatment times of 0, 30, and 90 s, indicating the changes in globule size (Figure 6(a)), grain size (Figure 6(b)), circularity shape factor (Figure 6(c)), and the Rheocast Quality Index (Figure 6(d)) for the two processing routes tested.
Dendritic cell-derived exosomes containing milk fat globule epidermal growth factor-factor VIII attenuate proinflammatory responses in sepsis.
Globule size was highest in batch P2 at higher levels of oil, low level of polymer, and mid level of adsorbent and was lowest in batch P5 at low levels of oil and adsorbent and mid level of polymer (Figure 3(a)).
A variety of factors including but not limited to pH, temperature, emulsifier, oil composition, oil concentration, and time can be used to destabilize parenteral nutritional emulsions causing the emulsion's physical attributes (i.e., appearance, globule size distribution, zeta potential, etc.) to change [16].
Editor's Note: The reader is correct: ground and space observations have indeed shown that the so-called globule is in fact not a physical object.
The size of the oil globule is used as a proxy for energy reserves (e.g., Berkeley et al., 2004a; Sogard et al., 2008) because it is highly correlated to total body lipid content in rockfish larvae (e.g., black rockfish [Sebastes melanops, Berkeley et al., 2004a]; quillback rockfish [Sebastes maliger, Sewell and Rodgveller, 2009]).
Part of the gravitational power escapes as radiation according to the energy balance of the globule
Characterization of the interface of an oil-in-water emulsion stabilized by milk fat globule membrane material.
When starting with normally grain refined melt, the process provides globule sizes of [+ or -] 75 microns.