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

Definition of nodal

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

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Other Words from nodal

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

Examples of nodal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "Indonesia Rules Out Easing Lockdowns Soon as New Cases Spike," 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, "How India is helping its neighbours fight the coronavirus outbreak," 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, "The Brain Learns in Unexpected Ways," 12 Mar. 2020

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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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28 May 2020

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“Nodal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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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 nodally (audio) \ adverb

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