Lobe of the ear


Lobe of the ear
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lobule of the ear — Lobule Lob ule, n. [Cf. F. lobule, dim. of lobe. See {Lobe}.] A small lobe; a subdivision of a lobe. [1913 Webster] {Lobule of the ear}. (Anat.) Same as {Lobe of the ear}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ear piercing — The practice of using a needle or needle gun to make holes through the ear lobe or other parts of the ear for wearing jewelry. When done under hygienic conditions, there is little danger from ear piercing other than localized and transitory… …   Medical dictionary

  • lobe — (n.) early 15c., a lobe of the liver or lungs, from M.Fr. lobe and directly from M.L. lobus, from L.L. lobus hull, husk, pod, from Gk. lobos lobe of the ear, vegetable pod, perhaps related to Gk. leberis husk of fruits, from PIE *logwos. Extended …   Etymology dictionary

  • ear|ring — «IHR RIHNG», noun. an ornament for the lobe of the ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • lobe — 1. One of the subdivisions of an organ or other part, bounded by fissures, sulci, connective tissue septa, or other structural demarcations. 2. A rounded projecting part, as the l. of the ear. SEE ALSO: lobule. 3. One of the larger divisions of… …   Medical dictionary

  • ear ring — ring or other small ornament for the lobe of the ear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lobe — /lohb/, n. 1. a roundish projection or division, as of an organ or a leaf. 2. earlobe. [1515 25; < ML lobus (LL: hull, husk, pod) < Gk lobós, akin to L legula lobe of the ear] * * * …   Universalium

  • Ear — The ear is the sense organ that detects sounds. The vertebrate ear shows a common biology from fish to humans, with variations in structure according to order and species. It not only acts as a receiver for sound, but plays a major role in the… …   Wikipedia

  • ear|lobe — «IHR LOHB», noun. 1. the soft, loosely hanging lower part of the external ear. 2. the fleshy fold beside the ear of some fowls …   Useful english dictionary


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