nodulate

verb
nod·​u·​late | \ -jəˌlāt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of nodulate

transitive verb

1 : nodulize
2 : 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

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History and Etymology for nodulate

probably back-formation from nodulated, adjective

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“Nodulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nodulate. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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