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[lob-yool] /ˈlɒb yul/
a small lobe.
a subdivision of a lobe.
Origin of lobule
1675-85; < New Latin lobulus. See lobe, -ule Unabridged
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for lobule


a small lobe or a subdivision of a lobe
Derived Forms
lobular (ˈlɒbjʊlə), lobulate (ˈlɒbjʊlɪt), lobulated, lobulose, adjective
lobulation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin lobulus, from Late Latin lobuslobe
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lobule in Medicine

lobule lob·ule (lŏb'yōōl)

  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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