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lobe

 (lōb)
n.
1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part: the lobe of an ear.
2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin lobus, hull, pod, from Greek lobos, lobe, pod.]

lobe

(ləʊb)
n
1. any rounded projection forming part of a larger structure
2. (Anatomy) any of the subdivisions of a bodily organ or part, delineated by shape or connective tissue
3. (Anatomy) short for earlobe
4. (Electrical Engineering) any of the loops that form part of the graphic representation in cylindrical coordinates of the radiation pattern of a transmitting aerial. Compare radiation pattern
5. (Botany) any of the parts, not entirely separate from each other, into which a flattened plant part, such as a leaf, is divided
[C16: from Late Latin lobus, from Greek lobos lobe of the ear or of the liver]

lobe

(loʊb)

n.
1. a roundish projection or division, as of an organ or a leaf.
[1515–25; < Medieval Latin lobus (Late Latin: hull, husk, pod) < Greek lobós, akin to Latin legula earlobe]

lobe

(lōb)
1. A rounded projection, as on a leaf or body part.
2. An anatomical division of an organ of the body, such as the liver or lungs, bounded by fissures and connective tissue.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or partlobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
ear lobe, earlobe - the fleshy pendulous part of the external human ear
hepatic lobe - any of the five lobes forming the liver
lobe of the lung - any of the three lobes of the right lung or the two lobes of the left lung
lobule - a small lobe or subdivision of a lobe
frontal cortex, frontal lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying directly behind the forehead
prefrontal cortex, prefrontal lobe - the anterior part of the frontal lobe
parietal cortex, parietal lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head
occipital cortex, occipital lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying in the back of the head
temporal ccortex, temporal lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying inside the temples of the head
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
2.lobe - (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
foliage, leaf, leafage - the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
3.lobe - the enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern
radiation diagram, radiation pattern, pattern - graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
major lobe - the maximum lobe in the radiation pattern which is intended to be along the forward axis and which gives the effect of a beam
loop - anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
4.lobe - a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure
projection - any structure that branches out from a central support
Translations
جُزء من الرِّئَه أو المُخشَحْمَة الأذْن
laloklalůček
fliplap
aivolohko
lebeny
blaî, deildeyrnasnepill
ausies spenelislezgelis
auss ļipiņadaivadaļa
lalôčiklalok
dilmikkulak memesilob

lobe

[ləʊb] Nlóbulo m

lobe

[ˈləʊb] nlobe m

lobe

n (Anat) (of ear)Ohrläppchen nt; (of lungs, brain)Lappen m, → Lobus m (spec); (of leaf)Ausbuchtung f

lobe

[ləʊb] n (Anat) → lobo

lobe

(loub) noun
1. the soft lower part of the ear.
2. a division of the lungs, brain etc.

lobe

n. lóbulo, porción redondeada y más o menos delimitada de un órgano;
middle ___ syndromesíndrome del ___ medio del pulmón.

lobe

n lóbulo
References in classic literature ?
This was what slavery could do, in the way of ossifying what one may call the superior lobe of human feeling; for these pil- grims were kind-hearted people, and they would not have allowed that man to treat a horse like that.
Well, sir, the rupture of a blood-vessel on the lobe of the brain has destroyed all this, not in a day, not in an hour, but in a second.
She was lying on her side, tranquil above the smooth flow of time, again closely wrapped up in her fur, her head resting on the old-gold sofa cushion bearing like everything else in that room the decoratively enlaced letters of her monogram; her face a little pale now, with the crimson lobe of her ear under the tawny mist of her loose hair, the lips a little parted, and her glance of melted sapphire level and motionless, darkened by fatigue.
With the exception of a slight thickening of the lobe of one ear, Mr Shute bore no outward signs of his profession.
He began by depositing on an angle of the pillory a black hour-glass, the upper lobe of which was filled with red sand, which it allowed to glide into the lower receptacle; then he removed his parti-colored surtout, and there became visible, suspended from his right hand, a thin and tapering whip of long, white, shining, knotted, plaited thongs, armed with metal nails.
For instance, rudimentary mammae are very general in the males of mammals: I presume that the 'bastard-wing' in birds may be safely considered as a digit in a rudimentary state: in very many snakes one lobe of the lungs is rudimentary; in other snakes there are rudiments of the pelvis and hind limbs.
The radicals of lobe are lb, the soft mass of the b
By adroit management the wooden float is to rise on the other side of the mass, so that now having girdled the made whale, the chain is readily made to follow suit; and being slipped along the body, is at last locked fast round the smallest part of the tail, at the point of junction with its broad flukes or lobes.
From the lobes of their ears, cut and distended, hung chaplets of bones.
She put on the wondrous robe which Minerva had worked for her with consummate art, and had embroidered with manifold devices; she fastened it about her bosom with golden clasps, and she girded herself with a girdle that had a hundred tassels: then she fastened her earrings, three brilliant pendants that glistened most beautifully, through the pierced lobes of her ears, and threw a lovely new veil over her head.
The lobes of their ears, hanging ragged and bloody, showed that they had been pierced for some ornaments which their captors had torn out.
The slit ear lobes supported heavy rings whose weight had stretched the skin until the long loop rested upon the brown shoulders.