lobule [lob-yool] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a small lobe.
  2. a subdivision of a lobe.

Origin of lobule From the New Latin word lobulus, dating back to 1675–85. See lobe, -ule 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.

    Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I

    Arnold Cooley

  • If the lobule be repaired the ring may cut its way out again, and this may occur three or four times.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • The lower part of the pinna is the lobule (e), which contains no cartilage.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9


  • Minute, hair-like channels separate the cells one from another, and unite in one main duct leading from the lobule.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • At a, a the capillaries of one lobule communicate with those adjacent to it.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 7


  • British Dictionary definitions for lobule lobule noun

    1. 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.

    1. A small lobe.
    2. 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.

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