Definition of Ear lobe

1. Noun. The fleshy pendulous part of the external human ear.

Exact synonyms: Earlobe
Group relationships: Auricle, Ear, Pinna
Generic synonyms: Lobe

Definition of Ear lobe

1. Noun. The lower, exterior, fleshy, bulbous part of the human ear. ¹

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Medical Definition of Ear lobe

1. The lowest part of the auricle; it consists of fat and fibrous tissue not reinforced by the auricular cartilage. Synonym: lobulus auriculae, lobule of auricle. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ear Lobe

ear candles
ear candling
ear candy
ear cartilages
ear cleaning
ear cockle
ear crystals
ear cyst
ear dagger
ear daggers
ear diseases
ear doctor
ear finger
ear fungus
ear hole
ear lobe (current term)
ear lobe crease
ear lobes
ear mange
ear neoplasms
ear pit
ear protective devices
ear puncture
ear ringing
ear shell
ear shells
ear specialist
ear tag
ear to the ground
ear trumpet

Literary usage of Ear lobe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Essays Upon Heredity and Kindred Biological Problems by August Weismann (1891)
"The ear-lobe of the latter is quite normally formed; it is broad and well-developed, ... The ear-lobe of the son, on the other hand, is extremely minute, ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Central Nicobarese Language (English-Nicobarese and by Edward Horace Man (1889)
"... brim of hat. chok-oal-nâng, ear-ache. da-nâng; da-nang, any stringed instrument. det-nâng, hollow behind ear-lobe. ..."

3. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1857)
"The whiteness of the face and ear-lobe increases with age in both rex«. The ear-lobe should be white at a few months, but the face increases in whiteness ..."

4. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"Today there is a pit on both sides of each ear lobe, although there is no hole through either lobe. No ear rings were ever worn in the ears. ..."

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