Lobe (anatomy)  

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In anatomy, a lobe is a clear anatomical division or extension of an organ (such as the brain, the breast or the kidney) that can be determined without the use of a microscope at the gross anatomy level. This is in contrast to a lobule, which is a clear division only visible histologically.

Examples of lobes/lobules





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