: having lobes
palmately lobed leaves

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 27 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


: having lobes
cells with lobed nuclei
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