lobe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lobe a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure
    • n lobe (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part "ear lobe"
    • n lobe the enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern
    • n lobe (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Brown eggs come from hens with red feathers and red ear lobes; white eggs come from hens with white feathers and white ear lobes.
    • n Lobe lōb (Bot) Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lobe A rounded and more or less globular projection or part. In anatomy, a large natural division of an organ, as of the liver, lungs, brain, etc.; also, the lower soft part of the ear; the lobule.
    • n lobe In botany, a rounded projection or division of a leaf, fruit, or other organ of a plant.
    • n lobe In zoology, a projection or part which is imperfectly separated from another part: as, the lobes of the maxillæ in insects.
    • n lobe In machinery, the larger or more prominent part of a cam-wheel.
    • n lobe The lobus semilunaris inferior together with the slender lobe.
    • n lobe See the adjectives.
    • n lobe In the septate cephalopoda like Nautilus and the ammonites, any division of the septal suture which makes a convex curve toward the apex: contrasted with saddle, which is a curvature toward the aperture.
    • n lobe In the trilobites, one of the divisions of the glabella; a glabellar lobe.
    • n lobe In geology, a projection from a glacier, like a peninsula: especially used of the continental ice-sheet of the glacial epoch. see ice-lobe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lobe lōb the lower part of the ear: :
    • n Lobe lōb (anat.) a division of the lungs, brain, &c.
    • n Lobe lōb (bot.) a division of a leaf
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. lobe, Gr. lobo`s
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., prob. through Low L. from Gr. lobos, lobe; cf. lap, to fold.

Usage

In literature:

This is a large forest tree, with lobed leaves, of a heart-shape.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
A low-growing shrub with silvery-green three-lobed leaves and milky sap.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
Here also are the calyx-lobes, widely spreading and even recurved.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
Take "gall-bag" from liver, which is always found on the right lobe.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
The Hun's reply was a shot that nicked the lobe of the non-com.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
They were coloured by very dark blood, especially in the middle portion of the left superior lobe.
"Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart" by John Collins Warren
In these cases the olfactory lobes of the brain are imperfectly developed.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The attachment to children belongs really to an interior region of the occiput, where the occipital lobes face the median line.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, October 1887" by Various
The pentagon ABRPN corresponds to the temporal lobe.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Furthermore, in lobed Byzantine churches the lateral apses project beyond the square outer walls.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
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In poetry:

I would know thy brightening lobes
And the lap of thy watery bars
Though space were choked with globes
And the night were blind with stars!
"To My Mother Earth" by George MacDonald
And luscious strawberries all faceted
With glittering lobes-and all the lovelier seen
In contrast with the loquat's duller red,
And vulgar gooseberry's unlustrous green.
"A Basket of Summer Fruit" by Charles Harpur
To make such a bridge
Foresight and cunning
The development of additional organs In peace
The building of new brains
Lobe by lobe
In the wide spaces and the free pathways of the wind
"To Make A Bridge" by Charles Madge
In sunless air, under pines
Green to the point of blackness, some
Founding father set these lobed, warped stones
To loom in the leaf-filtered gloom
Black as the charred knuckle-bones
"Child's Park Stones" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

The aquatic artwork is one of three similarly large metal trees, representing fusions of natural beauty and metal handiwork, which will comprise Lobe 's "Nature in Nature" show.
Bi- Lobe Connector Protected Against Contamination in Medical Applications.
Titan size 1280 radial-piston, multi-cam lobe motors are available in 12 sizes from 80 to 3681 in.3/rev.
The lungs are comprised of lobes.
Caminiti, Evan Path to The Sea West Winds Three Lobed Recordings 6:21 AM.
On Thursday, the BlueJackets won their second game in as many nights, beating up the visiting Bend Elks 6-3 at Gene Lobe Field.
Temporal lobe seizure &mdash.
Magnetic resonance imaging of temporal lobe epilepsy.
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging plays a pivotal role in every aspect of the diagnosis and management of temporal lobe epilepsy.
The 9-year-old has temporal lobe epilepsy .
Maybe I'm better off trying to override pink-wig, mental-pixel burn by supplementing portions of my temporal lobe with the fine rockabilly stylings of Rosie Flores .
Justin Bieber launched his video Wednesday for "As Long As You Love Me," a dubstep summer single that is sure to bury itself in everyone's temporal lobes for months to come.
Seven years ago next month, I donated the right lobe of my liver to my husband.
Maybe I'm better off trying to override pink-wig, mental-pixel burn by supplementing portions of my temporal lobe with the fine rockabilly stylings of Rosie Flores.
This mechanical advantage means that the rocker arm tip moves 1.6 times the camshaft's lobe lift.
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In science:

The parts of the binary core then approach due to the emission of gravitational radiation, until the component with the smaller mass (and larger size) fills its Roche lobe.
Why NS and BH mass distribition is bimodal?
OMT’s and PSB’s are a partial answer to this requirement as the two detectors have nearly the same lobes and pointings.
Some sources of systematic errors on CMB polarized measurements with bolometers
If space-time were not time-orientable, the distinction between future lobes and past lobes would not be univocally definable on a global level.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
Of course, it must be an ubiquitous physical fact, because it must be used to define the future and the past lobes at all the points of the universe.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
Obviously, unless most of the WR stars at solar metallicity are formed through Roche lobe overflow in a close binary system, which seems quite unrealistic (see the discussion in Maeder 1996; see also Foellmi et al. 2003), models with rotation are in much better agreement with observations.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
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