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or ear lobe

[eer-lohb] /ˈɪərˌloʊb/
the soft, pendulous lower part of the external ear.
Also called lobe.
Origin of earlobe
1855-60; ear1 + lobe Unabridged
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  • The ear lobe is somewhat distinctive with a 65 per cent incidence of the attached condition and 10 per cent soldered.

  • His face went solemn with his effort, and I felt a twinge in my ear lobe.

    The Right Time Walter Bupp
British Dictionary definitions for ear lobe

ear lobe

the fleshy lower part of the external ear
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Word Origin and History for ear lobe



by 1786, from ear (n.1) + lobe. Earlier was ear lap (Old English had earlæppa "external ear").

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ear lobe in Medicine

earlobe or ear lobe
The soft, fleshy, pendulous lower part of the external ear.

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