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  1. composed of, having the form of, or pertaining to lobules or small lobes.
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Origin of lobular

First recorded in 1815–25; lobule + -ar1
Related formsin·ter·lob·u·lar, adjectivesub·lob·u·lar, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lobular

Historical Examples

  • In the ass, mule, and plethoric horses acute glanders usually terminates by lobular pneumonia.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

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

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

  • Now and then a case of lobular pneumonia will result from the aspiration of pieces of membranes into the smallest bronchi.