lobo-, lob-

(Greek > Latin > French: a rounded projection, especially a rounded projecting anatomical part; such as, lobe of the ear, lobe of the liver, lobe of the lung; seed, pod)

Having to do with a lobe or lobes; for example, lobar pneumonia.
1. Divided into lobes or shaped like a lobe.
2. Lobe-shaped; denoting a bacterial colony with a deeply undulate margin.
3. Having separate toes, each bordered by a weblike lobe. A reference to the feet of certain birds.
1. Consisting of, or having, lobes; lobed; as, a lobated leaf.
2. In zoology, having lobes; said of the tails of certain fishes having the integument continued to the bases of the fin rays.
3. Furnished with membranous flaps, as the toes of a coot.
The formation of lobes; the state of having lobes.
1. A more or less well defined portion of any organ, especially of the brain, lungs and glands. Lobes are demarcated by fissures, sulci, connective tissue and by their shape; called lobus in official anatomical nomenclature.
2. One of the main divisions of the crown of a tooth, developmentally representing a center of calcification.
1. The surgical removal of a lobe of an organ (as a lung) or gland (as the thyroid); specifically, the excision of a lobe of the lung.
2. Surgical removal of all or part of a lung. Indicated in some cases of lung cancer, lung abscess, and localized pulmonary tuberculosis.
3. Excision of a lobe, as of the thyroid, liver, brain, or lung.

A pneumonectomy (or pneumectomy) is an surgical procedure to remove a lung. Removal of one lobe of the lung is referred to as a lobectomy, and that of a segment of the lung as a segmentectomy. The term pneumonectomy may also be used in a more general sense to encompass removal of all or part of a lung.

The most common reason for a pneumonectomy is to excise tumourous tissue as a result of lung cancer.

A small lobe; a lobule.
Hemispherical protrusions from the front of a moving tissue cell.
Hemispherical protrusions from the front of a moving tissue cell.
lobotomize, lobotomizes, lobotomized, lobotomizing
1. To perform a lobotomy on (a patient).
2. To deprive (a person) of energy or vitality.
The surgical severance of nerve fibers connecting the frontal lobes to the thalamus for the relief of some mental disorders; also called leukotomy.
1. Composed of, having the form of, or pertaining to lobules or small lobes.
2. A section or subdivision of a lobe.
Having lobules.
lobulus (s), lobuli (pl)
1. A lobule or lobules.
2. The anatomic nomenclature for a small lobe or one of the primary divisions of a lobe.
multilobar, multilobular
Having many or numerous lobes.