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Blob may refer to:

In biology[edit]

  • Blob (visual system), sections of the visual cortex where groups of color-sensitive neurons assemble
  • Globster, an unidentified organic mass that washes up on the shoreline of an ocean or other body of water

The blob is a small item or mound of a gooey texture. Usually made from clay or any other sticking object

In computing[edit]

  • Binary blob, in open source software, a non-free object file loaded into the kernel
  • Blob detection, in computer vision, visual modules that detect regions in the image
  • Binary large object (BLOB), in computer database systems
  • God object, or "The Blob", anti-pattern in object-oriented programming

In entertainment[edit]

Film and television[edit]



  • Blob (comics), a Marvel Comics supervillain, adversary of the X-Men

Other uses[edit]

  • Blobbing, an outdoor activity where a participant sits on an inflated air bag, or blob, and is launched into the air and falls into a body of water
  • Blob, a British unit of mass, the inch-equivalent of a slug (mass)

See also[edit]