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

  • n. A small lobe.
  • n. A section or subdivision of a lobe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small lobe; a subdivision of a lobe.
  • n. In liverworts with bilobed leaves, the smaller of the two lobes, sometimes modified to form a sac.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small lobe; a subdivision of a lobe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little lobe; especially, one of the lesser divisions of the surface of the brain; a gyrus or convolution of the cerebrum, or a cluster of such gyri, of which there are several in each lobe, separated from one another by those lesser sulci or fissures which are called intralobular.
  • n. A terminal bronchus, with the air-cells, vessels, and nerves related to it.
  • n. In botany, same as disculus

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

  • n. a small lobe or subdivision of a lobe


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