Pronunciation Noun

lobe (plural lobes)

  1. Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form.
    A lobe of lava was crawling down the side of the volcano.
    • 1958, Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, London: William Heinemann, Chapter 19,
      He then broke the kola nut and threw one of the lobes on the ground for the ancestors.
  2. (anatomy) A clear division of an organ that can be determined at the gross anatomy level, especially one of the parts of the brain, liver or lung.
  3. (figure skating) A semicircular pattern left on the ice as the skater travels across it.
Related terms Translations
  • French: lobe
  • Italian: lobo
  • Russian: лепесто́к

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