[ loh-beyt ]
/ ˈloʊ beɪt /


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.
Also lo·bat·ed.

Origin of lobate

From the New Latin word lobātus, dating back to 1750–60. See lobe, -ate1

Related forms

lo·bate·ly, adverbin·ter·lo·bate, adjectivemul·ti·lo·bate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lobate



/ (ˈləʊbeɪt) /


having or resembling lobes
(of birds) having separate toes that are each fringed with a weblike lobe

Derived Forms

lobately, adverb
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Medicine definitions for lobate


[ lōbāt′ ]


Divided into lobes.

Related forms

lobate′ly adv.
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