Definition of lobation in English:

lobation

noun

Biology
  • See lobate

    • ‘Adults of both groups have complex glabellar lobation.’
    • ‘The valves of beyrichonids, however, are less inflated and lobation is subdued in comparison to hipponicharionids.’
    • ‘Key characters in the genus are ovary lobation, features of the stigma, anther/filament ratio, leaf shape, and whether or not the leaves are sessile or petiolate.’
    • ‘As differences in the direction of the dorsal node and the style and relative length of lobation are the key criteria used to differentiate hipponicharionid genera, it is appropriate to erect a new genus for this Antarctic bradoriid.’
    • ‘The development of lobation in later growth stages is mainly expressed in the widening and deepening of sulci.’

Pronunciation

lobation

/ləʊˈbeɪʃ(ə)n/