lobule

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lobule

[′läb·yül]
(biology)
A small lobe.
A division of a lobe.
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A biopsy revealed pan-acinar necrosis and collapse of hepatic lobules.
Light microscope observations showed that it is not possible to find hexagonal subdivisions of hepatic parenchyma or hepatic lobules.
Internally, the liver has more than 100,000 hepatic lobules, each of which is a small six-sided structure composed of cells (hepatocytes) packed in slabs.