lobe

noun \ ˈlōb \

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

  1. the frontal lobe of the brain

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Origin and Etymology of lobe

Middle French, from Late Latin lobus, from Greek lobos


LOBE Defined for English Language Learners

lobe

noun

Definition of lobe for English Language Learners

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


LOBE Defined for Kids

lobe

noun \ ˈlōb \

Definition of lobe for Students

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

lobed

\ˈlōbd\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

lobe

noun \ ˈlōb \

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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