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lobe

[ lohb ]
/ loʊb /
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noun
a roundish projection or division, as of an organ or a leaf.
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Origin of lobe

1515–25; <Medieval Latin lobus (Late Latin: hull, husk, pod) <Greek lobós, akin to Latin legula lobe of the ear

OTHER WORDS FROM lobe

mul·ti·lobe, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lobe

lobe
/ (ləʊb) /

noun
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 for lobe

C16: from Late Latin lobus, from Greek lobos lobe of the ear or of the liver
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Scientific definitions for lobe

lobe
[ lōb ]

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.
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