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 (lō′bāt′) also lo·bat·ed (-bā′tĭd)
1. Having lobes; lobed.
2. Shaped like a lobe.
3. Having separate toes, each bordered by a weblike lobe. Used of the feet of certain birds.

lo′bate′ly adv.


(ˈləʊbeɪt) or


1. (Anatomy) having or resembling lobes
2. (Botany) having or resembling lobes
3. (Zoology) (of birds) having separate toes that are each fringed with a weblike lobe
ˈlobately adv


(ˈloʊ beɪt)

1. having a lobe or lobes; lobed.
2. having the form of a lobe.
Also, lo′bat•ed.
[1750–60; < New Latin lobātus. See lobe, -ate1]
lo′bate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lobate - having or resembling a lobe or lobes; "a lobate tongue"
2.lobate - having deeply indented margins but with lobes not entirely separate from each other
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
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