- a roundish projection or division, as of an organ or a leaf.
Origin of lobe
Examples from the Web for lobe
I noticed the glitter of a gold earring in the lobe of his huge ear.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
It is as if one lobe of my brain kept watch over the action of the other.'The Shadow World
Then all at the first Takbr put the hands to the lobe of the ears and say: "God is Great!"The Faith of Islam
They moved by sucking in the water at one end of the lobe, and expelling it at the other.My First Voyage to Southern Seas
He turned to his fellow, who examined the wounded ear, the lobe of which was split.King o' the Beach
George Manville Fenn
- any rounded projection forming part of a larger structure
- any of the subdivisions of a bodily organ or part, delineated by shape or connective tissue
- short for ear lobe
- any of the loops that form part of the graphic representation in cylindrical coordinates of the radiation pattern of a transmitting aerialCompare radiation pattern
- any of the parts, not entirely separate from each other, into which a flattened plant part, such as a leaf, is divided
Word Origin and History for lobe
early 15c., "a lobe of the liver or lungs," from Middle French lobe and directly from Medieval Latin lobus, from Late Latin lobus "hull, husk, pod," from Greek lobos "lobe of the ear, vegetable pod," perhaps related to Greek leberis "husk of fruits," from PIE *logwos. Extended 1670s to divisions of the brain.
- A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part, such as the lobe of the ear.
- A subdivision of a body organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries.
- One of the larger divisions of the crown of a tooth, formed from a distinct point of calcification.
- A rounded projection, as on a leaf or petal. The leaves of many oak species have prominent lobes.
- An anatomical division of an organ of the body. The liver, lungs, and brain are all characterized by lobes that are held in place by connective tissue.