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[lob-yuh-lit, -leyt]
  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 lobulated

Historical Examples of lobulated

  • As with many other aquatic mammals the kidneys are lobulated.

    The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia

    Frank Evers Beddard

  • It must be borne in mind, too, that the kidneys of foetal Man are lobulated.

  • The lobulated appearance is chiefly seen from within, the amnion being raised by a number of irregular convexities.

  • The swelling is rounded or lobulated, and projects beyond the level of its surroundings.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • The Liver is a dense gland, of a lobulated structure, situated below the diaphragm, or "skirt."

lobulated in Medicine


  1. Divided into lobules.
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