lob·​u·​lar | \ ˈlä-byə-lər How to pronounce lobular (audio) \

Definition of lobular

: of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a lobule

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Examples of lobular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her sister had been diagnosed with LCIS (lobular carcinoma in situ) a month prior, an abnormal cell growth that increases one’s risk of eventually developing invasive breast cancer. Amanda Klarsfeld, sun-sentinel.com, "Breast cancer-free for 8 years, mom of 2 ‘chases sunsets now’," 11 Oct. 2019 In 2010, she was diagnosed with breast cancer again—this time with ductal carcinoma, like before, and lobular carcinoma, a cancer that affects the lobules that produce milk and empty out in the milk ducts. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "'I Got Implants After Surviving Breast Cancer Twice—Then I Learned They Cause Cancer'," 4 Sep. 2019 Ever since being diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) — a biomarker that puts one at high risk for developing invasive breast cancer — the retired public relations executive and part-time Boca Raton resident hasn’t had a choice. Steve Dorfman, miamiherald, "New device gives women a more comfortable mammogram," 31 Oct. 2017 That’s known as lobular carcinoma, which is the second most common type of breast cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, SELF, "This Woman's Breast Dimpling Was Her Only Sign of Breast Cancer," 31 July 2017 On that date, Merges, a mother of three young children, was told she had lobular carcinoma, the second most common form of breast cancer, but one usually found in women older than the then 45-year-old. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Plate with obscured tag leads to citations for suspended driver: Bentleyville police blotter," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of lobular

1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Lobular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobular. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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lob·​u·​lar | \ ˈläb-yə-lər How to pronounce lobular (audio) \

Medical Definition of lobular

: of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a lobule lobular fatty degeneration of the liver— Leopold Bellak

Other Words from lobular

lobularly adverb

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