nod·​u·​lar ˈnä-jə-lər How to pronounce nodular (audio)
: of, relating to, characterized by, or occurring in the form of nodules
nodular lesions

Examples of nodular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What Is Accutane? Accutane (isotretinoin) is a medication used to treat severe or nodular acne that doesn't improve with other treatments. Leah Ansell, Verywell Health, 24 Dec. 2023 For example, Hodgkin lymphoma can present as classic or nodular lymphocyte-predominant. Barbara Brody, Health, 9 Nov. 2023 While painless, Cama said that lesions may appear red, raised, ulcerated, nodular, and or large. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 29 Oct. 2023 There are also more severe forms of acne, like nodular or the aforementioned cystic acne. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 17 Aug. 2023 Cystic acne: Similar to nodular acne, cystic acne is also deeper in the skin but is often softer than nodules because they're filled with keratin or pus. Sabrina Talbert, Women's Health, 17 June 2023 In a series of more than 20 vibrant and poignant paintings — created in styles ranging through expressionism, impressionism, pop art and beyond — Brannan tells the story of her friendship with Maryann Wegloski, who is now in the hospital battling nodular melanoma. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 3 Mar. 2021 Accutane, aka isotretinoin, is a powerful medication used to treat a particular type of severe acne known as recalcitrant nodular acne, according to the US National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus resource. Korin Miller,, 20 May 2021 Durability measures include iron cylinder liners, seven nodular iron main bearing caps, a deep-skirt block design, and a stiffness-enhancing aluminum lower crankcase extension attached to the main bearing caps. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, 2 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nodular was in 1794

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“Nodular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


nod·​u·​lar ˈnäj-ə-lər How to pronounce nodular (audio)
: of, relating to, characterized by, or occurring in the form of nodules
nodular lesions
nodular melanoma
nodularity noun
plural nodularities
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