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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hepatic lobe mean? 

  The noun HEPATIC LOBE has 1 sense:

1. any of the five lobes forming the liver

  Familiarity information: HEPATIC LOBE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1hepatic lobe [BACK TO TOP]


Any of the five lobes forming the liver

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Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("hepatic lobe" is a kind of...):

lobe ((anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part)

Holonyms ("hepatic lobe" is a part of...):

liver (large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes)

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