Lobe (?), n. [F. lobe, Gr. .]

Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form

; as: (a) Bot.

A rounded projection or division of a leaf

. Gray. (b)Zool.

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.

Lobe of the ear, the soft, fleshy prominence in which the human ear terminates below. See. Illust. of Ear.<-- = earlobe -->


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