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ball1 a spherical or nearly spherical body . [1/7 definitions]
ball-and-socket joint a skeletal joint in which the ball-shaped end of a bone, often part of a limb, fits into and rotates quite freely within the hollow, spherical socket of another bone. [1/2 definitions]
bathyscaph a small, self-contained deep-sea research submarine with a spherical observation chamber mounted under the hull.
bathysphere a spherical diving chamber used for studying deep-sea life.
bead a small, spherical object or quantity, such as a drop of liquid or a gas bubble. [1/8 definitions]
bubble an approximately spherical volume of gas bounded by a liquid or a solid. [1/7 definitions]
core the center of any spherical object. [1/4 definitions]
diameter the width of any approximately circular, spherical, or cylindrical object. [1/3 definitions]
fireball any very hot, luminous spherical object, esp. an extremely bright meteor. [1/4 definitions]
flail a medieval weapon of similar design but with heavy, often spherical and barbed weights instead of the short bar. [1/6 definitions]
fullerene any of a class of carbon molecules having a roughly spherical or tubular shape.
global in the shape of a globe; spherical. [1/3 definitions]
globe a round or spherical object, esp. a ball on which there is a map of the earth. [2/6 definitions]
globefish any of various fishes that have or are capable of assuming a spherical, globular shape, such as the ocean sunfish and the puffer.
globular in the shape of a globe or globule; spherical. [1/3 definitions]
globule a very small drop, ball, or spherical mass.
gulfweed any of a variety of brown seaweeds found in the Gulf Stream and Caribbean, bearing spherical air bladders.
jawbreaker a usu. spherical piece of very hard candy for sucking. [1/2 definitions]
mimosa any of a number of usu. tropical trees, shrubs, or herbs that bear clusters of small flowers arranged in spherical heads, and have leaves that are sensitive to light or touch.
nonspherical combined form of spherical.
nucleolus a small spherical body in the nucleus of a cell, consisting of protein and RNA.