A soft, rounded fleshy part hanging from the lower margin of the ear.
- A useful guide to whether a patient has parotid enlargement is to look for outward deflection of the ear lobe, which is seen in true parotid swelling.
- Despite active service during the entire war he escaped unscathed apart from a nick out of his ear lobe caused by a sniper's bullet.
- The money was used to buy a pulse oximeter, a hand-held piece of equipment which is attached to an ear lobe or finger and checks lung function quickly and easily.
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