: 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 Afterward, as my husband took our son to a practice room to work on his part, my daughter and I drove an hour east to the Sirmione Peninsula, the narrow remnant of a mountain that, many thousands of years ago, divided the southern end of Lake Garda into eastern and western lobes. Julie Orringer, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2024 This means that parts of these lobes atrophy, and the shrinking of these areas can cause speech issues, emotional problems and changes in personality. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for lobe 

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Word History


Middle French, from Late Latin lobus, from Greek lobos

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lobe was in 1541

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Cite this Entry

“Lobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobe. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a curved or rounded part
especially : one that is part of a bodily organ or part

Medical Definition


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

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