\ ˈlōb How to pronounce lobe (audio) \

Definition of lobe

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

Examples of lobe in a Sentence

the frontal lobe of the brain
Recent Examples on the Web This affordable pair looks perfect with anyone who has a single piercing on their lobe and another one on their cartilage. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Sep. 2021 The authors posit that this remarkable robustness is likely because the vertical lobe in cuttlefish doesn't deteriorate until the animals' last couple of days of life, after the animals have stopped eating. Jennifer Ouellette, Wired, 22 Aug. 2021 Some patients, like Griffin, may undergo surgery to remove a section of the lung, an entire lobe or the organ itself. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2021 High-temperature records could fall in parts of the northern Rockies on Monday, where the most exceptional lobe of warmth is concentrated. Star Tribune, 20 July 2021 The menu offers a caramelized lobe of foie gras for $15 more. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 8 July 2021 Portions of the exercisers' lobes would light up together and then, within seconds, realign and light up with other sections of the lobe. Gretchen Reynolds, Star Tribune, 11 Mar. 2021 Mantas are known to socially interact with one another at these stations, even engaging in reproductive behavior, and this new study showcased specific lobe positions and movements. Melissa Cristina Márquez, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 The lobe that willingly endures this torturous emotional investment into the school’s football program. Scott Kushner, NOLA.com, 25 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of lobe

1541, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lobe

Middle French, from Late Latin lobus, from Greek lobos

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17 Sep 2021

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“Lobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobe. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lobe

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


\ ˈlōb How to pronounce lobe (audio) \

Kids Definition of lobe

: a rounded part a lobe of a leaf the lobe of the ear

Other Words from lobe

lobed \ ˈlōbd \ adjective


\ ˈlōb How to pronounce lobe (audio) \

Medical Definition of lobe

: a curved or rounded projection or division: as
a : 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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