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[loh-ber, -bahr]
  1. of or relating to a lobe, as of the lungs.
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Origin of lobar

From the New Latin word lobāris, dating back to 1855–60. See lobe, -ar1
Related formsin·ter·lo·bar, adjectivemul·ti·lo·bar, adjectivepseu·do·lo·bar, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lobar

Historical Examples of lobar

  • Lobar pneumonia may also occur in the course of typhoid fever.

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I


  • In Bellevue Hospital in 1904 there were 1,001 patients with lobar pneumonia.

    Habits that Handicap

    Charles B. Towns

  • Then about nine months after admission, while in the condition just described, she developed a lobar pneumonia.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch

  • Pneumonia, lobular or lobar, is one of the most frequent complications and causes of death.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

British Dictionary definitions for lobar


  1. of, relating to, or affecting a lobe
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lobar in Medicine


(lōbər, -bär′)
  1. Of or relating to a lobe or lobes.
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