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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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At ten days of life, clinical examination found a cutaneous nodule in the right axilla (measuring 1 cm in size), a subcutaneous nodule under the xiphoid process (measuring 3 mm in size) and a cutaneous nodule on the left hand.
BT is generally described as a slow-growing, well-demarcated brownish-grey, for the presence of melanin, cutaneous nodule. BT shares with classic DFSP some typical features, such as the storiform and honeycombing pattern, high cellularity, and monomorphic spindle-cells population with mild atypia [11].
Caption: FIGURE 2: Biopsy of dorsal cutaneous nodule: EE20x dermalhypodermal blast infiltration, disrupting collagen and muscle tissues, with nodular distribution, sparing epidermidis (a); EE 100x (b) and EE400x (c) dermal-hypodermal monomorphous infiltration by middle-sized blastic elements, with irregular nuclei, small nucleolus, and scant cytoplasm.
This progresses to a single, raised, red to blue, firm cutaneous nodule.5 It further progresses to a painless, cutaneous, multilobulated mass, which is the most often encountered finding on presentation, also in our case.
An 88-year-old woman presented with a 2.5 cm cutaneous nodule on her arm of several years' duration.
DISCUSSION: Skin involvement in lung cancer may be either by direct extension to the chest wall and skin or present as a metastatic cutaneous nodule. In addition, a variety of paraneoplastic phenomena involving the skin has been described.
This translocation creates NPM-ALK (Nucleophosphmin anaplastic lymphoma kinase) gene with transforming potential,7 while other mutations are also implicated like defective expression of TCR, CCR8, and CCR10.10 Unlike primary cutaneous CD30+ LCL, which may remain localized for prolonged periods, this systemic counterpart with secondary cutaneous involvement is an aggressive disease with rapid spread to other organs, including the skin.1,8,9 It is thus imperative that metastatic systemic LCL of worse prognosis be excluded as a cause of a CD30+ cutaneous nodule, and must not be overlooked in the evaluation of CD30+ LCLs.1,2
Dermatofibrosarcoma Protubernas is a slowly growing mesenchymal neoplasm of the dermis and subcutes with locally aggressive ,solitary, asymptomatic cutaneous nodule (measuring average 2.5 cm in size), more common in male and persons aged 30-40 years.
Age, y Sex Diagnosis 1 57 M MCC, primary 2 61 F MCC, primary 3 57 F MCC, primary 4 82 F MCC, primary 5 78 M MCC, metastatic 6 80 F MCC, primary 7 65 M MCC, primary 8 81 M MCC, primary 9 60 M MCC, primary 10 61 M Hyperkeratosis 11 49 M Seborrheic keratosis, penis 12 60 M Nonspecific lesion, esophagus 13 40 M Nasal papilloma 14 58 M Anal condylomas 15 44 M Epidermodysplasia verruciformis 16 19 M Cutaneous warts 17 57 F Cutaneous warts 18 64 F Cutaneous nodule 19 6 F Pharyngeal papillomatosis 20 27 M Vocal cord polyp 21 58 M Lichen 22 63 M Skin inflammation 23 72 M Skin inflammation 24 57 M Skin inflammation Patient no.
NH is usually a single, slow growing, well circumscribed, round, mobile, cutaneous nodule ranging from 0.5 cm to 3 cm in diameter.