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English definition of “lobe”

lobe

noun [C] (ORGAN)    /ləʊb/ US  /loʊb/ specialized
any part of an organ that seems to be separate in some way from the rest, especially one of the parts of the brain, lung, or liver: the frontal lobe of the brainThe brain and nervous systemSubstances and structures in the body lobed     /ləʊbd/ US  /loʊbd/ adjective Substances and structures in the bodyParts of plants
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