Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having lobes; lobed.
  • adj. Shaped like a lobe.
  • adj. Having separate toes, each bordered by a weblike lobe. Used of the feet of certain birds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. lobed.
  • adj. Resembling a lobe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of, or having, lobes; lobed.
  • adj.
  • adj. Having lobes; -- said of the tails of certain fishes having the integument continued to the bases of the fin rays.
  • adj. Furnished with membranous flaps, as the toes of a coot. See Illust. (m) under Aves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a lobe or lobes; lobated; lobose; lobed; lobulate: as, a lobate leaf; a lobate fin or foot; a lobate rhizopod or ctenophoran.
  • Having the form of a lobe: as, a lobate part or process.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or resembling a lobe or lobes
  • adj. having deeply indented margins but with lobes not entirely separate from each other

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Examples

  • Scientists have identified 14 landforms called lobate scarps scattered over the surface of the moon, explained Thomas R. Watters of the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

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  • Dr. WATTERS: We know because we have used the very high resolution images obtained by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter cameras to look for a specific kind of land form called a lobate scarp.

    Images Show A Shrinking Moon

  • Nor must we forget those water fowls which, instead of palmated feet, have what is called the lobate foot, which means that the digits have broad lobes or flaps on their sides.

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  • Researchers had first noticed the cliffs, technically called lobate scarps because they are semi-circular like a lobe, in images from the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions.

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  • Scientists have identified 14 landforms called lobate scarps scattered over the surface of the moon, explained Thomas R. Watters of the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the

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  • "We estimate these cliffs, called lobate scarps, formed less than a billion years ago, and they could be as young as a hundred million years," said Dr. Thomas Watters of the Center for

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  • As a result its brittle crust ruptured and thrust faults (compression) formed distinctive landforms known as lobate scarps.

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  • New photographs from LRO show features known as lobate scarps, which are cliff-like formations where the surface of the moon has pushed up against itself.

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  • The cliffs, called lobate scarps, formed less than a billion years ago, quite possibly about a hundred million years ago, which is young in terms of the moon, according to NASA.

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  • Scientists have identified 14 landforms, known as lobate scarps, scattered over the surface of the moon, explained Thomas R. Watters of the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the

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