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(glo'mus) [L. glomus, a ball]
A small, round swelling made of tiny blood vessels and found in stromata containing many nerve fibers. glomoid, adjective (glo'moyd?)

glomus caroticum

Carotid body.

glomus choroideum

An enlargement of the choroid plexus at its entrance into the lateral ventricle.

glomus coccygeum

Coccygeal body.

periodontal glomus

The sensory endings of the periodontal ligament that provide acute sensitivity.
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