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[lob-yuh-lit, -leyt]
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  1. consisting of, divided into, or having lobes.
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Also lob·u·lat·ed.

Origin of lobulate

First recorded in 1860–65; lobule + -ate1
Related formslob·u·la·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for lobulate

Historical Examples

  • Lobulate: divided into, or with many small lobes or lobules.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • These are usually flattened disk-shaped or ovoid, often lobulate externally like the surface of a kidney.

lobulate in Medicine


  1. Divided into lobules.
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