[ lob-yool ]
/ ˈlɒb yul /
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
Words nearby lobule
, lobular glomerulonephritis
, lobular pump
, lobule of epididymis
, lobus azygos
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Example sentences from the Web for lobule
Some children will rub the lobule of the ear, others will suck their fingers, or will stimulate their mouths in other ways.
The third premolar is very large, and agrees with its upper one, excepting the lobule on the inner border.
The lobule should be shapely, not adherent, not too pendulous and free from grooves extending from the scaphoid fossa.
The anti-helix may be unduly prominent or be insignificant; the scaphoid fossa may extend through the lobule or be triple.
a small lobe or a subdivision of a lobe
Derived forms of lobulelobular (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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A small lobe.
A section or subdivision of a lobe.
Other words from lobulelob′u•lar (-yə-lər) null adj.
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