lobule

[ lob-yool ]
/ ˈlɒb yul /

noun

a small lobe.
a subdivision of a lobe.

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Origin of lobule

From the New Latin word lobulus, dating back to 1675–85. See lobe, -ule
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British Dictionary definitions for lobule

lobule
/ (ˈlɒbjuːl) /

noun

a small lobe or a subdivision of a lobe

Derived forms of lobule

lobular (ˈlɒbjʊlə), lobulate (ˈlɒbjʊlɪt), lobulated or lobulose, adjectivelobulation, noun

Word Origin for lobule

C17: from New Latin lobulus, from Late Latin lobus lobe
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Medical definitions for lobule

lobule
[ lŏbyōōl ]

n.

A small lobe.
A section or subdivision of a lobe.

Other words from lobule

lobu•lar (-yə-lər) null adj.
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