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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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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