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lobate

[loh-beyt]
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adjective
  1. having a lobe lobes; lobed.
  2. having the form of a lobe.
  3. Ornithology. noting or pertaining to a foot in which the individual toes have membranous flaps along the sides.
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Also lo·bat·ed.

Origin of lobate

From the New Latin word lobātus, dating back to 1750–60. See lobe, -ate1
Related formslo·bate·ly, adverbin·ter·lo·bate, adjectivemul·ti·lo·bate, adjective
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lobate

lobated

adjective
  1. having or resembling lobes
  2. (of birds) having separate toes that are each fringed with a weblike lobe
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Derived Formslobately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lobate

adj.

"having lobes," 1760, from Modern Latin lobatus, from lobus (see lobe).

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lobate in Medicine

lobate

(lōbāt′)
adj.
  1. Divided into lobes.
  2. Lobe-shaped.
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Related formslobate′ly adv.
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