lobule

[lob-yool]
noun
1.
a small lobe.
2.
a subdivision of a lobe.

Origin:
1675–85; < Neo-Latin lobulus. See lobe, -ule

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lobule (ˈlɒbjuːl)
 
n
a small lobe or a subdivision of a lobe
 
[C17: from New Latin lobulus, from Late Latin lobuslobe]
 
lobular
 
adj
 
lobulate
 
adj
 
'lobulated
 
adj
 
'lobulose
 
adj
 
lobu'lation
 
n

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lobule lob·ule (lŏb'yōōl)
n.

  1. A small lobe.

  2. A section or subdivision of a lobe.


lob'u·lar (-yə-lər) or lob'u·lose' (-yə-lōs') adj.
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Example sentences
Other useful signals came from the inferior parietal lobule, an area of the brain known to help guide the movement of limbs.
Each lobule contains microscopic columns of liver cells and blood vessels.
Each secondary lobule is composed of several primary lobules, the anatomical units of the lung.
At the base of the lobule this vein opens directly into the sublobular vein, with which the lobule is connected.
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