lob·​u·​lar | \ˈlä-byə-lər \

Definition of lobular 

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

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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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1826, in the meaning defined above

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lob·​u·​lar | \ˈläb-yə-lər \

Medical Definition of lobular 

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

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lobularly adverb

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