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conglomerate

CONGLOMERATE, a. [L., to wind into a ball, a ball, a clew. See Glomerate.]

1. Gathered into a ball or round body. A conglomerate gland is composed of many smaller glands, whose excretory ducts unite in a common one, as the live, kidneys, pancreas, parotids, &c. Each little granulated portion furnishes a small tube, which unites with other similar ducts, to form the common excretory duct of the gland.

2. In botany, conglomerate flowers grow on a branching peduncle or foot stalk, on short pedicles, closely compacted together without order; opposed to diffused.

3. Conglomerate rocks. [See Puddingstone.]

CONGLOMERATE, v.t. To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a round mass.

CONGLOMERATE, n. In mineralogy, a sort of pudding-stone, or coarse sandstone, composed of pebbles of quartz, flint, siliceous slate, &c.




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CONGLOMERATE, a. [L., to wind into a ball, a ball, a clew. See Glomerate.]

1. Gathered into a ball or round body. A conglomerate gland is composed of many smaller glands, whose excretory ducts unite in a common one, as the live, kidneys, pancreas, parotids, &c. Each little granulated portion furnishes a small tube, which unites with other similar ducts, to form the common excretory duct of the gland.

2. In botany, conglomerate flowers grow on a branching peduncle or foot stalk, on short pedicles, closely compacted together without order; opposed to diffused.

3. Conglomerate rocks. [See Puddingstone.]

CONGLOMERATE, v.t. To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a round mass.

CONGLOMERATE, n. In mineralogy, a sort of pudding-stone, or coarse sandstone, composed of pebbles of quartz, flint, siliceous slate, &c.


CON-GLOM'ER-ATE, a. [L. conglomero; con and glomero, to wind into a ball, from glomus, a ball, a clew. See Glomerate.]

  1. Gathered into a ball or round body. A conglomerate gland is composed of many smaller glands, whose excretory ducts unite in a common one, as the liver, kidneys, pancreas, parotids, &c. Each little granulated portion furnishes a small tube, which unites with other similar ducts, to form the common excretory duct of the gland. – Coxe. Encyc.
  2. In botany, conglomerate flowers grow on a branching peduncle or foot-stalk, on short pedicles, closely compacted together without order; opposed to diffused. – Martyn.
  3. Conglomerate rocks. [See Pudding-stone.]

CON-GLOM'ER-ATE, n.

In mineralogy, a sort of pudding-stone, or coarse sandstone, composed of pebbles of quartz, flint, silicious slate, &c. – Cleaveland.


CON-GLOM'ER-ATE, v.t.

To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a round mass. – Grew.


Con*glom"er*ate
  1. Gathered into a ball or a mass; collected together; concentrated; as, conglomerate rays of light.

    Beams of light when they are multiplied and conglomerate.
    Bacon.

    Fluids are separated in the liver and the other conglobate and conglomerate glands.
    Cheyne.

  2. That which is heaped together in a mass or conpacted from various sources; a mass formed of fragments; collection; accumulation.

    A conglomerate of marvelous anecdotes, marvelously heaped together.
    Trench.

  3. To gather into a ball or round body] to collect into a mass.
  4. Closely crowded together; densly clustered; as, conglomerate flowers.

    Gray.
  5. A rock, composed or rounded fragments of stone cemented together by another mineral substance, either calcareous, siliceous, or argillaceous; pudding stone; -- opposed to agglomerate. See Breccia.

    A conglomerate, therefore, is simply gravel bound together by a cement.
    Lyell.

  6. Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of rocks, cemented together.
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Conglomerate

CONGLOMERATE, adjective [Latin , to wind into a ball, a ball, a clew. See Glomerate.]

1. Gathered into a ball or round body. A conglomerate gland is composed of many smaller glands, whose excretory ducts unite in a common one, as the live, kidneys, pancreas, parotids, etc. Each little granulated portion furnishes a small tube, which unites with other similar ducts, to form the common excretory duct of the gland.

2. In botany, conglomerate flowers grow on a branching peduncle or foot stalk, on short pedicles, closely compacted together without order; opposed to diffused.

3. conglomerate rocks. [See Puddingstone.]

CONGLOMERATE, verb transitive To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a round mass.

CONGLOMERATE, noun In mineralogy, a sort of pudding-stone, or coarse sandstone, composed of pebbles of quartz, flint, siliceous slate, etc.

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