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For other uses, see Lobe (disambiguation).
In anatomy, a lobe is a clear anatomical division or extension of an organ (as seen for example in the brain, lung, liver, or kidney) that can be determined without the use of a microscope at the gross anatomy level. This is in contrast to the much smaller lobule, which is a clear division only visible under the microscope.
Interlobar ducts connect lobes and interlobular ducts connect lobules.
Examples of lobes
Examples of lobules
- The four main lobes of the brain
- the frontal lobe
- the parietal lobe
- the occipital lobe
- the temporal lobe
- The three lobes of the human cerebellum
- the flocculonodular lobe
- the anterior lobe
- the posterior lobe
- The two lobes of the thymus
- The two and three lobes of the lungs
- Left lung: superior and inferior
- Right lung: superior, middle, and inferior
- The four lobes of the liver
- The renal lobes of the kidney
- the cortical lobules of the kidney
- the testicular lobules of the testis
- the lobules of the mammary gland
- the pulmonary lobules of the lung
- the lobules of the thymus
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