AskDefine | Define lobe

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1 (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
2 (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided
3 the enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern
4 a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure

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  1. Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form.
  2. A division of the brain.


Division of the brain

Extensive Definition

The term lobe generally refers to a projecting part of an object, but it can have more specific meanings.
  • In astronomy, the Roche lobe is the region of space around a star in a binary system within which orbiting material is gravitationally bound to that star
lobe in German: Lobe
lobe in French: Lobe
lobe in Latvian: Lobe

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