transitive verb

: to cause the formation of nodules on or in
some rhizobia are capable of nodulating several different legumes

intransitive verb

: to form or multiply in nodules
used of symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria

Word History


probably back-formation from nodulated, adjective

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“Nodulate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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