Definition of lobe in English:


Syllabification: lobe
Pronunciation: /lōb


  • 1A roundish and flattish part of something, typically each of two or more such parts divided by a fissure, and often projecting or hanging. See also earlobe.
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    • The sturgeon tail behaves mechanically as an extremely flexible sheet with flexible dorsal and ventral lobes following the central tail region.
    • Lung transplantations may involve two lungs, a single lung, or a lobe of a lung (the lungs are divided into lobes, three in the right lung and two on the left).
    • The heart-lung block was removed, and the transplanted left lung and native right lung were divided into three lobes on each side.
  • 1.1Each of the parts of the cerebrum of the brain.
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    • The rearmost of the four lobes is the occipital lobe, but there is no sulcus to define its limit on the lateral surface.
    • He had a basal skull fracture, lacerations to his scalp, facial abrasions and contusions to both frontal cerebral lobes.
    • What I've hopefully done is lit a spark in your brains that'll burn a tunnel from your prefrontal lobes to your medulla oblongata.



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  • The nervous system consists of a lobed dorsal brain and ventral nerve cord with fused paired ganglia.
  • If the pinnae or segments are lobed, the embayments are known as sinuses.
  • Real leaf outlines may also be, for example, lobed or extended at the lamina base.


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  • Her eyes looked back and forth from the almond shaped eyes to the pointed, lobeless ears.


late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek lobos 'lobe, pod'.

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