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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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The parenchyma was further divided into multiple hepatic lobules surrounding the capsule; however, the hepatic lobules were not obvious, the hepatic portal area was highly prevalent.
Light photomicrograph of a liver section stained with Masson's Trichrome showed control rats with normal fibrous tissue deposition which were restricted to the wall of the blood vessels in the portal areas and central veins of the hepatic lobules.
The hepatic lobules showed foci of lytic necrosis (3/10 hpf).
Morphologically toxicity to liver is manifested as ballooning degeneration of cells, necrosis and infiltration of mononuclear cells in hepatic lobules.
These changes were more pronounced in peri-portal areas and zone 2 of hepatic lobules.
Connective-tissue streaks between hepatic lobules became somewhat thin than in previous terms, sometimes they disappeared entirely.
Inflammatory lymphocytic infiltrates localized in portal tracts and in the center of hepatic lobules.
Rats receiving pretreatment with CAPE showed significantly reduced liver damage showing itself with intact hepatic lobules and normal hepatocytes shape with a definite margin between the nucleus and cytoplasm, marked reduction in the hemorrhage, the inflammation and the necrosis (Figure 1, right).