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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.
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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
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lob•ule

(ˈlɒb yul)

n.
1. a small lobe.
2. a subdivision of a lobe.
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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"
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Translations

lob·ule

n. lobulillo, lóbulo pequeño.
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