lobate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lobate having deeply indented margins but with lobes not entirely separate from each other
    • adj lobate having or resembling a lobe or lobes "a lobate tongue"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lobate (Bot) Consisting of, or having, lobes; lobed; as, a lobate leaf.
    • Lobate (Zoöl) Furnished with membranous flaps, as the toes of a coot. See Illust. m under Aves.
    • Lobate (Zoöl) Having lobes; -- said of the tails of certain fishes having the integument continued to the bases of the fin rays.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lobate Having a lobe or lobes; lobated; lobose; lobed; lobulate: as, a lobate leaf; a lobate fin or foot; a lobate rhizopod or ctenophoran.
    • lobate Having the form of a lobe: as, a lobate part or process.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Lobe

Usage

In literature:

The jaws, the uneven lobate disk of the preoperculum and the branchiostegous membrane are naked, the rest of them being scaly.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
Lobate -us: divided by deep, undulating and successive incisions.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Hind toe with lobated membrane; tarsi compressed.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
The flower is campiform, and the leaves deeply lobated.
"Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2)" by Anonymous
Its kidneys, however, are non-lobate, and it has orbital glands.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Some have fern-like foliage, others lobated.
"Talks about Flowers." by M. D. Wellcome
Some of them are lobate, and appear as if they were undergoing division.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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In science:

While similar in size to P/Wild 2, this nucleus is less densely cratered and a large swath of the surface is occupied by a smooth, lobate flow-like feature.
Icy Bodies in the New Solar System
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