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lobe

[lohb] /loʊb/
noun
1.
a roundish projection or division, as of an organ or a leaf.
2.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; < Medieval Latin lobus (Late Latin: hull, husk, pod) < Greek lobós, akin to Latin legula lobe of the ear
Related forms
multilobe, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for multilobe

lobe

/ləʊb/
noun
1.
any rounded projection forming part of a larger structure
2.
any of the subdivisions of a bodily organ or part, delineated by shape or connective tissue
3.
short for ear lobe
4.
any of the loops that form part of the graphic representation in cylindrical coordinates of the radiation pattern of a transmitting aerial Compare radiation pattern
5.
any of the parts, not entirely separate from each other, into which a flattened plant part, such as a leaf, is divided
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin lobus, from Greek lobos lobe of the ear or of the liver
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Word Origin and History for multilobe
lobe
1520s, from M.L. lobus, from L.L. lobus "hull, husk, pod," from Gk. lobos "lobe of the ear, vegetable pod," probably related to Gk. leberis "husk of fruits," from PIE *logwos, from base *lep- "to peel." Extended 1670s to divisions of the brain.
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multilobe in Medicine

lobe (lōb)
n.

  1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part, such as the lobe of the ear.

  2. A subdivision of a body organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries.

  3. One of the larger divisions of the crown of a tooth, formed from a distinct point of calcification.

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multilobe in Science
lobe
  (lōb)   
  1. A rounded projection, as on a leaf or petal. The leaves of many oak species have prominent lobes.

  2. An anatomical division of an organ of the body. The liver, lungs, and brain are all characterized by lobes that are held in place by connective tissue.


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