- having a lobe lobes; lobed.
- having the form of a lobe.
- Ornithology. noting or pertaining to a foot in which the individual toes have membranous flaps along the sides.
Origin of lobate
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Examples from the Web for lobate
Lobate -us: divided by deep, undulating and successive incisions.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Some of them are lobate, and appear as if they were undergoing division.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1
Francis Maitland Balfour
The lobate kidneys have already been mentioned in defining this family (see p. 426).The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
Phalaropes are small Plover-like birds, but with lobate webbed feet, similar to those of the Grebes and Coots.The Bird Book
Chester A. Reed
We entirely separate these here from the true Cyrtida, on account of their lobate or multilocular cephalis.
- having or resembling lobes
- (of birds) having separate toes that are each fringed with a weblike lobe
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Word Origin and History for lobate
"having lobes," 1760, from Modern Latin lobatus, from lobus (see lobe).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Divided into lobes.
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