ear lobe


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

lobe

 [lōb]
1. a more or less well defined portion of an organ or gland.
2. one of the main divisions of a tooth crown.
azygos lobe (lobe of azygos vein) a small anomalous lobe situated at the apex of the right lung, produced when the azygos vein arches over the upper part of the lung instead of at the hilus and presses deeply into the lung tissue to form a fissure that isolates a medial part of the lung.
caudate lobe a small lobe of the liver between the inferior vena cava on the right and the left lobe.
ear lobe the lower fleshy, noncartilaginous portion of the external ear.
flocculonodular lobe one of the main subdivisions of the cerebellum, located inferiorly, consisting of the paired flocculi, their peduncles, and the nodule of the vermis.
frontal lobe the anterior portion of the gray matter of each cerebral hemisphere.
hepatic lobe one of the lobes of the liver, designated the right and left and the caudate and quadrate.
l's of lung the five major subdivisions of the lungs. see accompanying illustration and see lung.
The lobes of the lungs. From Frazier et al., 2000.
occipital lobe the most posterior portion of each cerebral hemisphere, forming a small part of its posterolateral surface. See illustration.
The occipital lobe of the brain. From Applegate, 2000.
parietal lobe the upper central portion of the gray matter of each cerebral hemisphere, between the frontal lobe and the occipital lobe and above the temporal lobe. It is the receptive area for fine sensory stimuli, and the highest integration and coordination of sensory information is carried on here. Damage to it can produce defects in vision or aphasia.
polyalveolar lobe a congenital disorder characterized in early infancy by the presence of far more than the normal number of alveoli in a lobe of the lungs; thereafter, normal multiplication of alveoli does not take place and they become enlarged, i.e., emphysematous.
quadrate lobe
2. a small lobe of the liver, between the gallbladder on the right, and the left lobe.
Riedel's lobe an anomalous tongue-shaped mass of tissue projecting from the right lobe of the liver in some individuals.
spigelian lobe caudate lobe.
temporal lobe a long tongue-shaped process that is the lower lateral portion of each cerebral hemisphere.

lob·ule of au·ri·cle

[TA]
the lowest part of the auricle; it consists of fat and fibrous tissue not reinforced by the auricular cartilage; it is often used as a site to obtain a small sample of blood with a lancet.
Synonym(s): lobulus auriculae [TA], ear lobe

ear lobe

The soft, pendulous fleshy tissue at the lowest point of the external ear (pinna).

lobe

1. a more or less well-defined portion of an organ or gland.
2. one of the main divisions of a tooth crown.

caudate lobe
a small dorsally located lobe of the liver to the right of the caudal vena cava that frequently embraces the right kidney.
ear lobe
an elevated area of skin just below the external auditory meatus in birds.
frontal lobe
the anterior portion of the gray matter of the cerebral hemisphere.
hepatic lobe
one of the lobes of the liver.
occipital lobe
the most posterior portion of the cerebral hemisphere, forming a small part of its dorsolateral surface.
parietal lobe
the upper central portion of the gray matter of the cerebral hemisphere, between the frontal and occipital lobes, and above the temporal lobe. See also parietal lobe.
prefrontal lobe
the part of the brain rostral to the ascending convolution.
quadrate lobe
1. precuneus.
2. a small lobe of the liver, between the gallbladder on the right, and the left lobe.
temporal lobe
the lower lateral portion of the cerebral hemisphere.
References in periodicals archive ?
The defendant then latched on to his left ear lobe and he felt excruciating pain and he saw the defendant spit part of his ear out of his mouth.
This can be matched by a drop earring of equal stature, boasting not one but two South Sea pearls, one at the ear lobe and the other at its base which are connected by a stem of white gold richly encrusted with diamonds,' he added.
An infected ear lobe or cartilage can be caused by a dirty earring or earrings that are worn too tightly.
When healed, tissue on the inside of a hole in the ear lobe leaves a scar, explains Patrick McCarthy, president of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP).
He'd tug at his right ear lobe, scratch his belly and start in recounting jokes from a seemingly bottomless stockpile.
Newman, and his face and ear lobe are almost completely restored to normal without bruising with just one treatment.
You were a significant player in what went on as darts were thrown at him and a dart was heated up to puncture his ear lobe.
Hearing those snippety scissors whizz past your ear lobe is enough to keep any pre-schooler rooted to the spot.
Mr Knowles said Mr Foy's ear lobe had to be re-attached at hospital.
Farley fell to the ground but got to his feet, grabbed his lapels again and bit his left ear lobe, said Lee Bonner,prosecuting.
I never thought I would end up in suburbia,'' Slagter said, chuckling, wiping a smudge of white paint from his left ear lobe.