lobate

adjective
lo·​bate | \ ˈlō-ˌbāt How to pronounce lobate (audio) \
variants: or less commonly lobated \ ˈlō-​ˌbā-​təd How to pronounce lobate (audio) \

Definition of lobate

1 : lobed
2 : resembling a lobe

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Other Words from lobate

lobation \ lō-​ˈbā-​shən How to pronounce lobate (audio) \ noun

Examples of lobate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like many bird species, pigeons accomplish this with microscopic structures called lobate cilia, which ornithologists documented early in the 20th century. Jim Daley, Scientific American, "Winged “PigeonBot” Flies with Real Feathers," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of lobate

circa 1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lobate

borrowed from New Latin lobātus, from Late Latin lobus lobe + Latin -ātus -ate entry 3

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The first known use of lobate was circa 1760

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“Lobate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobate. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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lobate

adjective
lo·​bate | \ ˈlō-ˌbāt How to pronounce lobate (audio) \
variants: also lobated \ -​ˌbāt-​əd How to pronounce lobate (audio) \

Medical Definition of lobate

1 : having lobes
2 : resembling a lobe

Other Words from lobate

lobation \ lō-​ˈbā-​shən How to pronounce lobate (audio) \ noun

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