nod·​al | \ ˈnō-dᵊl How to pronounce nodal (audio) \

Definition of nodal

: being, relating to, or located at or near a node

Other Words from nodal

nodality \ nō-​ˈda-​lə-​tē How to pronounce nodal (audio) \ noun
nodally \ ˈnō-​dᵊl-​ē How to pronounce nodal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of nodal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The court also asked each hospital to appoint a nodal officer to ensure fire compliance. Tabassum Barnagarwala, Quartz, 13 Apr. 2022 In some cases, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), the country’s nodal body for medical research and the Covid-19 response, sometimes went over and above WHO recommendations. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 17 Feb. 2021 In India today, this loosely translates into the federalism of the states, where the central government plays a nodal role, but allows for greater autonomy at local district levels. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 2 Sep. 2020 With more than 270,000 people under observation nationwide, Jokowi asked officials to start using the more than 10,000 community health clinics as nodal points for sample testing, tracing and isolation. Arys Aditya,, 18 May 2020 In India, the National Institute of Virology in Pune is the nodal laboratory for testing high-risk pathogens. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, 10 Feb. 2020 Both widening of the nodal gap and thinning of the myelin sheath slow the speed of impulse transmission. R. Douglas Fields, Scientific American, 12 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of nodal

circa 1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nodal was circa 1830

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nod·​al | \ ˈnōd-ᵊl How to pronounce nodal (audio) \

Medical Definition of nodal

: being, relating to, or located at or near a node

Other Words from nodal

nodally \ ˈnōd-​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce nodal (audio) \ adverb


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