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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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"
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Translations

nodule

[ˈnɒdjuːl] Nnódulo m
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nodule

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

[ˈnɒdjuːl] nnodulo
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nod·ule

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

n nódulo
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References in periodicals archive ?
Lung computed tomography (CT) scan showed one solitary nodule in the left lingular lobe at the same time [Figure 1]a1 and [Figure 1]a2, but because there was no respiratory symptom, further examination had not been performed.
A 25-year-old man presented with an asymptomatic solitary nodule on the scalp.
Clinically, a myofibroma manifests as a solitary nodule in the dermis which can measure a few millimeters to a few centimeters.
The lesion represents frustrated attempt to repair the damaged nerve in an exaggerated manner comprising of nerve tissue hyperplasia.14 Like other spindle cell neoplasms, traumatic neuroma is rare in oral cavity occurring usually as a solitary nodule involving soft tissue over mental foramen, lower lip, or tongue.15 A differentiating clinical feature of traumatic neuroma from other neurogenic tumors is that it is symptomatic manifesting as anesthesia, dysesthesia, or pain.
Indications for surgery were multinodular goiter in 62 cases, solitary nodule in 18, hyperthyroidism in 17, thyroid carcinoma in 2 and recurrent goiter in 5 cases.
In another study, the risk of malignancy was similar in a patient with a single or multiple nodules, but the risk of malignancy was higher in a solitary nodule than in a non-solitary nodule14.
Furthermore, while at first glance it appears to be a strength of this study that the majority of the patients who underwent thyroidectomy did so based on suspicious or malignant results of a co-existing nodule other than the nodule sampled and included in the analysis for test performance, this also may decrease the applicability of the test performance to the more common scenario in which patients undergo thyroidectomy for diagnosis of an indeterminate solitary nodule, without a co-existing nodule with a higher risk cytological diagnosis.
While study by William Scheible and George Leopold [10] found 73 (74%) out of 98 patients had solitary nodule on clinical examination.
Chan, "Solitary nodule on the auricle," International Journal of Dermatology, vol.
A solitary nodule in the paratracheal region usually points towards a thyroid lesion.
An x-ray of his ribs performed after a fall shows a 13-mm solitary nodule in his right upper lung.