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  1. a small lobe.
  2. 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


  1. a small lobe or a subdivision of a lobe
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Derived Formslobular (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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lobule in Medicine


  1. A small lobe.
  2. A section or subdivision of a lobe.
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Related formslobu•lar (-yə-lər) null adj.
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