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 for ((Volvox globator
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Globe \Globe\ (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus
     a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.]
     1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose
        surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a
        ball; a sphere.
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     2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape;
        as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
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     3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by
        the definite article. --Locke.
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     4. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of
        the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial
        globe; -- called also artificial globe.
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     5. A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a
        circle; -- a military formation used by the Romans,
        answering to the modern infantry square.
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              Him round
              A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed.   --Milton.
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     Globe amaranth (Bot.), a plant of the genus Gomphrena
        ({G. globosa), bearing round heads of variously colored
        flowers, which long retain color when gathered.
     Globe animalcule, a small, globular, locomotive organism
        ({Volvox globator), once throught to be an animal,
        afterward supposed to be a colony of microscopic alg[ae].
     Globe of compression (Mil.), a kind of mine producing a
        wide crater; -- called also overcharged mine.
     Globe daisy (Bot.), a plant or flower of the genus
        Globularing, common in Europe. The flowers are minute
        and form globular heads.
     Globe sight, a form of front sight placed on target rifles.
     Globe slater (Zool.), an isopod crustacean of the genus
     Globe thistle (Bot.), a thistlelike plant with the flowers
        in large globular heads ({Cynara Scolymus); also, certain
        species of the related genus Echinops.
     Globe valve.
        (a) A ball valve.
        (b) A valve inclosed in a globular chamber. --Knight.
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     Syn: Globe, Sphere, Orb, Ball.
     Usage: Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body;
            sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a
            body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old
            astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for
            globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a
            heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies
            concieved of as impelled through space.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Volvox \Vol"vox\, n. (Bot.)
     A genus of minute, pale-green, globular, organisms, about one
     fiftieth of an inch in diameter, found rolling through water,
     the motion being produced by minute colorless cilia. It has
     been considered as belonging to the flagellate Infusoria, but
     is now referred to the vegetable kingdom, and each globule is
     considered a colony of many individuals. The commonest
     species is Volvox globator, often called globe
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