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lobate

[loh-beyt] /ˈloʊ beɪt/
adjective
1.
having a lobe or lobes; lobed.
2.
having the form of a lobe.
3.
Ornithology. noting or pertaining to a foot in which the individual toes have membranous flaps along the sides.
Also, lobated.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Neo-Latin lobātus. See lobe, -ate1
Related forms
lobately, adverb
interlobate, adjective
multilobate, adjective
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  • What really stands out to me on this image are the gorgeous lobate lava flows that are continuing to build the island itself.
  • Initially, lava spreads out as a thin sheet with lobate morphology.
  • Nevertheless, the multi-lobate nucleus is quite evident.
  • Both layers cover lobate areas that extend far northeastward from their source.
British Dictionary definitions for lobate

lobate

/ˈləʊbeɪt/
adjective
1.
having or resembling lobes
2.
(of birds) having separate toes that are each fringed with a weblike lobe
Derived Forms
lobately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lobate
adj.

"having lobes," 1760, from Modern Latin lobatus, from lobus (see lobe).

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lobate in Medicine

lobate lo·bate (lō'bāt')
adj.

  1. Divided into lobes.

  2. Lobe-shaped.


lo'bate'ly adv.
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