lobule [lob-yool] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a small lobe.
- a subdivision of a lobe.
Origin of lobule From the New Latin word lobulus, dating back to 1675–85. See, Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for lobule Historical Examples of lobule
On one occasion six excellent specimens were obtained in a single drop of blood by merely pricking the lobule of the ear.
If the lobule be repaired the ring may cut its way out again, and this may occur three or four times.
The lower part of the pinna is the lobule (e), which contains no cartilage.
Minute, hair-like channels separate the cells one from another, and unite in one main duct leading from the lobule.
Albert F. Blaisdell
At a, a the capillaries of one lobule communicate with those adjacent to it.
British Dictionary definitions for lobule lobule noun
- a small lobe or a subdivision of a lobe
Derived Formslobular (ˈlɒbjʊlə), lobulate (ˈlɒbjʊlɪt), lobulated or lobulose, adjectivelobulation, nounWord Origin for lobule C17: from New Latin lobulus, from Late Latin lobus lobe Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 lobule in Medicine lobule [lŏb′yōōl] n.
- A small lobe.
- A section or subdivision of a lobe.
Related formslob′u•lar (-yə-lər) null adj. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.