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 of lobe from the Web
In particular, veterans with damage to the brain’s frontal lobe were more likely to exhibit violent behaviors.
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Origin and Etymology of lobe
Middle French, from Late Latin lobus, from Greek lobos
First Known Use: 1541See Words from the same year
LOBE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of lobe for Students
: a rounded part a lobe of a leaf the lobe of the ear
Medical Definition of lobe
: a curved or rounded projection or division: asa: a more or less rounded projection of a body organ or part the lobe of the earb: a division of a body organ (as the brain, lungs, or liver) marked off by a fissure on the surface
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