: having lobes
palmately lobed leaves

Examples of lobed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is deeply lobed with oak-like leaves and showy, white summer flowers. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, 7 Apr. 2024 The trail is a palimpsest of their giant, pancake-round tracks and the lobed pads of hyenas or toes of civets. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Apr. 2024 But with higher, sub-microliter resolution, neuroscientists should get a detailed look at the functional organization of groups of neurons in the cerebral cortex—the lobed upper areas of the brain—especially in layers or columns, said Dumoulin. IEEE Spectrum, 12 Dec. 2023 The faster maturing pumpkins are fully colored in 90 to 100 days, while some, like the deeply lobed 'Musquee De Provence' pumpkin, take up to 125 days to mature. Kim Toscano, Southern Living, 9 Aug. 2023 Our brains are two-lobed and bilaterally symmetrical, and they’re located in our heads. Kate Golembiewski, Discover Magazine, 12 Dec. 2022 This butterfly-shape is a clear indication of a low-angle impact; it's seen on many bodies in the solar system including the Moon, Mars, and even Earth (though the physics of exactly how the bi-lobed patterns form is still not well understood). Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 21 July 2011 In exchange, Cahokian emissaries brought with them a kind of rock known as Burlington chert, a familiar resource for making their unique tri-lobed projectile points. Jayur Mehta, The Conversation, 30 Oct. 2020 However, the leaflets have somewhat toothed or lobed edges, the University of California Integrated Pest Management Program states. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 3 Aug. 2018

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Word History


lobe + -ed entry 1

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lobed was in 1756

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“Lobed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobed. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


: having lobes
cells with lobed nuclei
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