Lobe Lobe (l[=o]b), n. [F. lobe, Gr. lobo`s.] Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form; as: (a) (Bot.) A rounded projection or division of a leaf. --Gray. (b) (Zo["o]l.) A membranous flap on the sides of the toes of certain birds, as the coot. (c) (Anat.) A round projecting part of an organ, as of the liver, lungs, brain, etc. See Illust. of {Brain}. (b) (Mach.) The projecting part of a cam wheel or of a non-circular gear wheel. [1913 Webster]

{Lobe of the ear}, the soft, fleshy prominence in which the human ear terminates below, also called the {earlobe}. See. Illust. of {Ear}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • earlobe — (n.) by 1786, from EAR (Cf. ear) (1) + LOBE (Cf. lobe). Earlier was ear lap (O.E. had earlæppa external ear ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • earlobe — [ir′lōb΄] n. the fleshy, lower part of the external ear: often written ear lobe …   English World dictionary

  • Earlobe — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = lobulus auriculae (singular), lobuli auricularum (plural) GraySubject = 229 GrayPage = 1034 Width = 120 Caption = Caption2 = System = Auditory system Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = l 13… …   Wikipedia

  • earlobe — UK [ˈɪə(r)ˌləʊb] / US [ˈɪrˌloʊb] noun [countable] Word forms earlobe : singular earlobe plural earlobes the soft part at the bottom of your ear …   English dictionary

  • earlobe — noun Date: 1851 the pendent part of the ear of humans or some domestic chickens …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earlobe — /ear lohb /, n. the soft, pendulous lower part of the external ear. Also, ear lobe. Also called lobe. See diag. under ear. [1855 60; EAR1 + LOBE] * * * …   Universalium

  • earlobe — ear·lobe i(ə)r .lōb n the pendent part of the ear esp. of humans * * * ear·lobe (ērґlōb) lobulus auriculae …   Medical dictionary

  • earlobe — ear|lobe [ ır,loub ] noun count the soft part at the bottom of your ear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • earlobe — [[t]ɪ͟ə(r)loʊb[/t]] earlobes also ear lobe N COUNT Your earlobes are the soft parts at the bottom of your ears …   English dictionary

  • earlobe — n. dangling lower part of the external ear …   English contemporary dictionary

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