lob·​u·​lar ˈlä-byə-lər How to pronounce lobular (audio)
: of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a lobule

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Diagnosed with Stage 2 invasive lobular carcinoma, a slow-growing cancer, Williams underwent a mastectomy and radiation treatment. Kate Santich, orlandosentinel.com, 15 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 26 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lobular was in 1826

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“Lobular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lobular. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition


lob·​u·​lar ˈläb-yə-lər How to pronounce lobular (audio)
: of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a lobule
lobular fatty degeneration of the liverLeopold Bellak
lobularly adverb
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