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lobe / lōb/ • n. a roundish and flattish part of something, typically each of two or more such parts divided by a fissure, and often projecting or hanging.See also earlobe. ∎  each of the parts of the cerebrum of the brain. DERIVATIVES: lobed adj. lobe·less adj.

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lobe.
1. Small arch, arc, or foil in medieval architecture, separated by a cusp from another lobe or foil. Thus lobed describes anything such as an arch or tracery with lobes and cusps.

2. Gadroon.

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lobe (lohb) n. a major division of an organ or part of an organ, especially one having a rounded form and often separated from other lobes by fissures or bands of connective tissue.
lobar adj.

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lobedaube, enrobe, globe, Job, lobe, probe, robe, strobe •Anglophobe • technophobe •homophobe • xenophobe • earlobe •bathrobe • microbe • wardrobe

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lobe roundish projecting part of an organ. XVI. — late L. lobus — Gr. lobós lobe of ear or liver, pod.
So lobate XVIII, lobule XVII. — modL.

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lobe See SUTURE.

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