nodule


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nod·ule

 (nŏj′o͞ol)
n.
1. A small knotlike protuberance.
2. Medicine A small, abnormal but usually benign mass of tissue, as on the thyroid gland, in the lung, or under the skin.
3. Botany A small knoblike outgrowth, especially one on the roots of a leguminous plant that contains bacteria that fix nitrogen.
4. Mineralogy A small rounded lump of a mineral or mixture of minerals, usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment.

[Middle English, from Latin nōdulus, diminutive of nōdus, knot; see ned- in Indo-European roots.]

nod′u·lar (nŏj′ə-lər), nod′u·lose′ (-lōs′), nod′u·lous (-ləs) adj.

nodule

(ˈnɒdjuːl)
n
1. a small knot, lump, or node
2. (Botany) Also called: root nodule any of the knoblike outgrowths on the roots of clover and many other legumes: contain bacteria involved in nitrogen fixation
3. (Anatomy) anatomy any small node or knoblike protuberance
4. (Geological Science) a small rounded lump of rock or mineral substance, esp in a matrix of different rock material
[C17: from Latin nōdulus, from nōdus knot]
ˈnodular, ˈnodulose, ˈnodulous adj

nod•ule

(ˈnɒdʒ ul)

n.
1. a small node, knot, or knob.
2. a small, rounded mass or lump.
[1590–1600; < Latin nōdulus=nōd(us) knot + -ulus -ule]
nod′u•lar, adj.

nod·ule

(nŏj′o͞ol)
1. Anatomy A small, usually hard mass of tissue.
2. Botany A small knob-like outgrowth found on the roots of many plants that are legumes. See more at legume.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nodule - a small nodenodule - a small node        
node - any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part
2.nodule - small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plantnodule - small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
3.nodule - (mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment)
mineralogy - the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them
geode - (mineralogy) a hollow rock or nodule with the cavity usually lined with crystals
hunk, lump - a large piece of something without definite shape; "a hunk of bread"; "a lump of coal"
Translations

nodule

[ˈnɒdjuːl] Nnódulo m

nodule

n (Med, Bot) → Knötchen nt; (Geol) → Klümpchen nt

nodule

[ˈnɒdjuːl] nnodulo

nod·ule

n. nódulo o nudo pequeño;
solitary ______ solitario;
subcutaneous ______ subcutáneo.

nodule

n nódulo
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Of him her brother thus wrote, speaking of visiting his plantation, on a collecting tour; "He actually made me feel of his fist, which was like a blacksmith's hammer, or a nodule of iron, telling me that it was
He and Dunsford had worked at the subject together on Philip's skeleton, asking each other questions till both knew by heart every attachment and the meaning of every nodule and groove on the human bones; but in the examination room Philip was seized with panic, and failed to give right answers to questions from a sudden fear that they might be wrong.
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The salt is white, very hard, and compact: it occurs in water worn nodules projecting from the agglutinated sand, and is associated with much gypsum.
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