(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)
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.
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.
2. One of the main divisions of the crown of a tooth, developmentally representing a center of calcification.
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.
2. To deprive (a person) of energy or vitality.
2. A section or subdivision of a lobe.
2. The anatomic nomenclature for a small lobe or one of the primary divisions of a lobe.