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lobe

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noun \ˈlōb\

Simple Definition of lobe

  • : a curved or rounded part of something (such as a leaf or a part of the body)

Full Definition of lobe

  1. :  a curved or rounded projection or division; specifically :  a usually somewhat rounded projection or division of a bodily organ or part

Examples of lobe

  1. the frontal lobe of the brain



Origin of lobe

Middle French, from Late Latin lobus, from Greek lobos


First Known Use: 1541

Rhymes with lobe


LOBE Defined for Kids

lobe

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noun \ˈlōb\

Definition of lobe

  1. :  a rounded part <a lobe of a leaf> <the lobe of the ear>

lobed \ˈlōbd\ adjective



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lobe

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noun \ˈlōb\

Medical Definition of lobe

  1. :  a curved or rounded projection or division: asa:  a more or less rounded projection of a body organ or part <the lobe of the ear>b:  a division of a body organ (as the brain, lungs, or liver) marked off by a fissure on the surface



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