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lob·ule

 (lŏb′yo͞ol)
n.
1. A small lobe.
2. A section or subdivision of a lobe.

lob′u·lar (-yə-lər), lob′u·lose′ (-yə-lōs′) adj.
lob′u·lar·ly adv.

lobule

(ˈlɒbjuːl)
n
1. (Botany) a small lobe or a subdivision of a lobe
2. (Anatomy) a small lobe or a subdivision of a lobe
[C17: from New Latin lobulus, from Late Latin lobus lobe]
lobular, lobulate, ˈlobuˌlated, ˈlobulose adj
ˌlobuˈlation n

lob•ule

(ˈlɒb yul)

n.
1. a small lobe.
2. a subdivision of a lobe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lobule - a small lobe or subdivision of a lobelobule - a small lobe or subdivision of a lobe
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
Translations

lob·ule

n. lobulillo, lóbulo pequeño.
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On the 60th day after double liver treating neoangiogenesis, proliferation of the bile ducts, reduction of the number of false lobules and connective tissue structures were registered compared to the right lobe of the liver.
There are multiple lobules composed of immature capillary to medium-sized vessels, usually without well-developed lumina (figure 1).
The study showed that RENU 28 skin gel effectively improves the appearance of cellulite as a result of the reduction of the size of adipose lobules.
The lobules had a regular distribution pattern in some areas, but variable arrangement in some other areas made them irregular.
Microscopic appearance is variable, with about two-thirds consisting of distinct lobules of mature hyaline cartilage.
From this capsule, septa extend into the gland, dividing it into ill-defined lobules.
Usually breast cancer either begins in the cells of the lobules, which are the milk-producing glands, or the ducts, the passages that drain milk from the lobules to the nipple.
On microscopy, chondromas display mature hyaline cartilage arranged in lobules.
Sclerosing adenosis is a benign condition of the breast in which extra tissue develops within the breast lobules.
Fibroadenoma, a benign tumour, which is really an overgrowth of one of the lobules in your breast.
The cancer started in the cells that line the lobules of the breast and spread into the surrounding breast tissue.
However, by the end of pregnancy, 85% of breast tissue has matured into cancer-resistant Type 4 lobules because of hormones made by the fetal-placenta unit.