nodule

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noun nod·ule \ˈnä-(ˌ)jül\

Definition of nodule

  1. :  a small mass of rounded or irregular shape: as a :  a small rounded lump of a mineral or mineral aggregate b :  a swelling on a leguminous root that contains symbiotic bacteria c :  a small abnormal knobby bodily protuberance (as a tumorous growth or a calcification near an arthritic joint)

Examples of nodule in a sentence

  1. The examination revealed a nodule on his lung.

  2. <a nodule on the leaf indicated that a worm had laid eggs there>

Origin and Etymology of nodule

Middle English, from Latin nodulus, diminutive of nodus


First Known Use: 15th century


NODULE Defined for English Language Learners

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noun nod·ule \ˈnä-(ˌ)jül\

Definition of nodule for English Language Learners

  • : a small lump on a part of the body or on the root of a plant


NODULE Defined for Kids

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noun nod·ule \ˈnä-jül\

Definition of nodule for Students

  1. :  a small roundish lump or mass


Medical Dictionary

nodule

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noun nod·ule \ˈnäj-(ˌ)ü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of nodule

  1. :  a small mass of rounded or irregular shape: asa:  a small abnormal knobby bodily protuberance (as a tumorous growth or a calcification near an arthritic joint)b:  the nodulus of the cerebellum



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