lobulus

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lobulus

(ˈlɒbjʊləs)
n
a small lobe
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Similar to mammary glands, these glands have the capacity to branch into lobuli and to form acini.
Lobuloplasty was applied in eight patients (61.5%) for partial lobule cleft, in four patients (30.7%) for elongated lobule, and in one patient (7.8%) for coloboma lobuli (congenital lobule cleft).
Fryczkowsk, "Anatomical and functional choroidal lobuli," International Ophthalmology, vol.
(2004) reported that the largest numbers of ghrelin-positive cells were located at the base of lobuli of the proventriculus gland, along villi of the intestines and in crypts of the duodenum, while lower numbers of ghrelin-immunostained cells were located in crypts of jejunum and ileum and only few ghrelin-immunostained cells were detected at the base of crypts of the large intestine.
On the other hand, intrahepatic vascular remodelling with capillarization of sinusoids and alcohol-related central zone steatosis of lobuli alter hepatic oxygen supply leading to hypoxia with formation of new vessels and finally create a vicious circle [3].
Lobular carcinomas (10-20%) start from cells in the lobuli and can also be divided in these subtypes [34].
Interestingly, in an immunohistochemical study on bcl-2, normal ducts or lobuli showed positive epithelial staining with bcl-2, the staining was decreased or absent in apocrine metaplasia foci [29].
Posterior lobe of pronotum (ratio max W : L 0.68): More gibbous than midlobe, subproximally with well marked humeral tubercles and medial boulder-shaped protuberance; the very posterior sector depressed, flat, with hardly marked posthumeral lobuli, posterior margin straight.
Nevertheless, these findings were reasonable findings with regard to the expansive appearance of the lobuli, which may finally lead to a nodular lobular pattern.
Flores 3-9 per inflorescentiam, pediceli 1-4 mm longi; calycis lobuli deltati, hypanthium infundibuliforme.