lobule

noun lob·ule \ ˈlä-(ˌ)byül \

Definition of lobule

: a small lobe; also : a subdivision of a lobe

First Known Use of lobule

1682

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lobule

noun lob·ule \ ˈläb-(ˌ)yü(ə)l \

medical Definition of lobule

1 : a small lobe
  • the lobule of the ear
2 : a subdivision of a lobe; specifically : one of the small masses of tissue of which various organs (as the liver) are made up

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