• Glob

    Pronunciation

    • US IPA: /ɡlɑb/
    • UK IPA: /ɡlɒb/

    Origin

    In the biological sense, proposed by Bevil R. Conway and Doris Y. Tsao, by analogy with the cytochrome-oxidase "blobs" of V1, an earlier stage in the hierarchical elaboration of colour.

    Full definition of glob

    Noun

    glob

    (plural globs)
    1. A round, shapeless or amorphous lump, as of a semisolid substance.He put a glob of paint into the cup and went on painting.
    2. (programming) A limited pattern matching technique using wildcards, less powerful than a regular expression.
    3. (biology) A millimeter-sized colour module found beyond the visual area V2 in the brain's parvocellular pathway.

    Verb

    1. To stick in globs or lumps.
    2. (programming) To carry out pattern matching using a glob.

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