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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nodular - relating to or characterized by or having nodules; "Nodular vaginitis"
2.nodular - having nodules or occurring in the form of nodules; "nodular ores"
unshapely - not well-proportioned and pleasing in shape; "a stout unshapely woman"
Translations

nodular

[ˈnɒdjʊləʳ] ADJnodular

nodular

adjknötchenartig

nodular

adj nodular
References in periodicals archive ?
Lafosse et al., "Nodular worm infection in wild chimpanzees in Western Uganda: a risk for human health?" PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol.
Other parasitic worms include the brown stomach worm, bankrupt worm, nodular worm and whipworm.
These nodules, that appear to have formed around a degenerating parasite (possibly a nematode), are similar to swine and ruminant nodular worm infections that are known to be caused by nematodes (Olsen 1974; Dunn 1978; Merck and Company Inc.